Odysseus, King of Ithaca, was the craftiest of all the Greek heroes. He could definitely kick butt when butt needed kicking, but he had a real knack for persuasion and trickery. Odysseus's quick wits were on full display throughout the Trojan War. And during his long journey home (which we know all about thanks to Homer), Odysseus time and again used his sharp wits and silver tongue to escape danger after danger. You might criticize Odysseus's less than straightforward methods, but for the wily King of Ithaca, the ends always justify the means.
Wily Odysseus, Mr. Sneaky Pants
Elysium, the Underworld
Hermes' Academy of Cunning and Guile
I support whoever is advantageous at the time
Telemachus (with Penelope)
Married to Penelope
"The bold are helpless without cleverness."
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Sloop John B by the Beach Boys
Chess Players of the World