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He that dies a martyr proves that he is not a knave, but by no means that he is not a fool. - Charles Caleb Colton


Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool. - Voltaire


To have more of the serpent than the dove; That is, more knave than fool. - Christopher Marlowe


Zeno first started that doctrine, that knavery is the best defence against a knave. (Morals) - Plutarch [Ploutarchos]


A crafty knave needs no broker. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]


He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. - Bishop George Berkeley


Titles are marks of honest men, and wise: The fool or knave that wears a title lies. - Edward Young


That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time. - Douglas William Jerrold


Better be a fool then a knave. (Jacula Prudentum) - George Herbert