Deceit Quotes

The verdicts today should send the message that within the police department there is no greater betrayal of the badge and of the brotherhood than to ensnare another officer in a web of lies and deceit.

Loretta Lynch

The most deceitful persons spend their lives in blaming deceit, so as to use it on some great occasion to promote some great interest.

Fran�ois de la Rochefoucauld

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit

Sir Walter Scott

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

John Tillotson

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.


He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.


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

Diane Arbus

In love deceit almost always goes further than mistrust.

François de la Rochefoucauld

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Noel Coward

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.


As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.

Giacomo Casanova

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.

William Cowper

So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah, and He shall requite their deceit to them, and when they stand up to prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be seen of men and do not remember Allah save a little.

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