Deceit Quotes

Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

The devil, as a master of deceit, does everything he can to keep people from believing in the existence of a hell; but hell is a literal state of existence that will be the plight of all those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ.


Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.


A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.

Henry A. Wallace

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

In love deceit almost always outstrips distrust.

François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back.

Francis Bacon

There is a smile of love, And there is a smile of deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet.

William Blake

We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favor,

Samuel Johnson

Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.

Pierre Corneille

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause.


Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.


Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure


It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique.

John Scott
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