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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Artifice
 
  To know to dissemble is the knowledge of kings.
Richelieu.    
  1
  Artifice is allowed to deceive a rival; we may employ everything against our enemies.
Richelieu.    
  2
  The ordinary employment of artifice is the mark of a petty mind; and it almost always happens that he who uses it to cover himself in one place uncovers himself in another.
La Rochefoucauld.    
  3
        Shallow artifice begets suspicion,
And like a cobweb veil, but thinly shades
The face of thy design, alone disguising
What should have ne’er been seen, imperfect mischief.
Congreve.    
  4
  Nature is mighty. Art is mighty. Artifice is weak. For nature is the work of a mightier power than man. Art is the work of man under the guidance and inspiration of a mightier power. Artifice is the work of mere man, in the imbecility of his mimic understanding.
Hare.    
  5
  It is sometimes necessary to play the fool to avoid being deceived by cunning men.
La Rochefoucauld.    
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