Deception Quotes

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

John Ruskin

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

Edward V. Lucas

All war is based on deception.

Sun Tzu

A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.

Marina Tsvetaeva

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

Andre Gide

Abortion is the greatest deception that has plagued the black church since Lucifer himself.

Clenard Howard Childress, Jr.

A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious. Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.

Ethan Allen

To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity

Soren Kierkegaard

Men still have to be governed by deception.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell

I thought girls would be impressed because I had read a big dictionary. I guess I thought it would get their attention when I told them I was sesquipedalian. One look down at my feet usually dispelled the deception though.


Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.

James Jesus Angleton

I am very pleased to see Blair leaving 10 Downing Street. Really, this man caused the greatest humiliation to the Arabs and Muslims, besides George Bush and maybe even more than him. He is the only one in the Western world who supported Bush's wars in the Arab region. It was Tony Blair who encouraged the Americans to invade Iraq, and to wage the current war in it. This man employed lies, deceit, and deception. He discovered the British people and the entire world.[...]How can you reward this man by appointing him envoy to the Middle East? It is like a criminal who returns to the scene of the crime. You are sending Blair back to the scene of his crime. This is a problem. He should be pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes, rather than receive this honor, because he destroyed us, and he hates us, as Arabs and Muslims.

Abdul Bari Atwan

History of Jews is full of deception, trickery, rebellion, oppression, evil and corruption. They always seek to cause mischief on the earth and Allaah loves not the mischief-makers.

Al-Sudais, Abdul Rahman
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