Quotes of Duplicity

“ Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive. ”

- George A. Knight

“ 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 have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. ”

- Edith Wharton

“ Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one I think it is. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The evidence is overwhelming that George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have engaged in deceit and deception over going to war in Iraq. This is an impeachable offense. ”

- John Dean

“ I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down. ”

- Virgil Thomson

“ Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable. ”

- Leo Burnett

“ What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous. ”

- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

“ What we need is a generation of peace. ”

- Jawaharlal Nehru

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

- Hitopadesa

“ It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver. ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ George W. Bush is a simple-minded but honest man who put too much faith in duplicitous advisors. ”

- Richard Cohen

“ A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig. ”

- Claud Cockburn

“ We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton
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