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

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

George Orwell

We have few faults that are not more excusable in themselves than are the means which we use to conceal them.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

Christian N Bovee

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

Proverb

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

Bible

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause.

Aeschylus

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Lord Thomas Denman

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

Pierre Corneille

Cheaters must get some credit before they can cozen, and all falsehood, if not founded in some truth, would not be fixed in any belief.

Thomas Fuller

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

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

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Mark Twain

The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.

Pierre Charron

It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.

Francoise Sagan

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Robert Southey

Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.

Colton

Some people may believe that their conscience is enough to guide them not to lie, be deceitful or do the other things God has commanded us not to do. I disagree.

Lee Greenwood

There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.

Guy Debord

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.

Peter Stuyvesant

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

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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