During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
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.
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.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
In love deceit almost always goes further than mistrust.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
The most dire of all of life's grueling deceptions wedge themselves in in our minds between truth and perceptions.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived.
Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.
You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.
The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.
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
The most deceitful persons spend their lives in blaming deceit, so as to use it on some great occasion to promote some great interest.
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.
Of all the agonies in life, that which is most poignant and harrowing--that which for the time annihilates reason, and leaves our whole organization one lacerated, mangled heart--is the conviction that we have been deceived where we placed all the trust of love.
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