Quotes of Deceit

“ Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. ”

- Demosthenes

“ The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that. ”

- Pearl Bailey

“ We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating. ”

- Sophocles

“ Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another. ”

- Homer

“ Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging. ”

- Martin Luther

“ I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive. ”

- Ogden Nash

“ There is no deception now, Mr. Weller. Tears," said Job, with a look of momentary slyness, "tears are not the only proofs of distress, nor the best ones. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Which I wish to remark - And my language is plain, - That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinese is peculiar. ”

- Bret Harte

“ When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the deceit; trust on, and think to-morrow will repay: to-morrow's falser than the former day. ”

- John Dryden

“ When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Truth lives on in the midst of deception. ”

- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“ Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore. ”

- William Cowper

“ Sincerity is the prime requisite in every approach to the God who… hates all hypocrisy, falsehood, and deceit. ”

- Geoffrey B. Wilson

“ The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user. ”

- John Tillotson

“ The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself. ”

- Hitopadesa

“ The angel answer'd, "Nay, said soul; go higher! To be deceived in your true heart's desire Was bitterer than a thousand years of fire! ”

- John Hay

“ When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit. ”

- John Dryden

“ Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. ”

- Bible

“ Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. ”

- Angelina Jolie

“ Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion. ”

- Frank Herbert

“ The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. ”

- David Caruso

“ He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. ”

- Bible

“ It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion. ”

- Bill Gates
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