Deceit Quotes

In love deceit almost always goes further than mistrust.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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

Diane Arbus

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

Bible

The most dire of all of life's grueling deceptions wedge themselves in in our minds between truth and perceptions.

Wes Fessler

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

Homer

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.

Oscar Wilde

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived.

Oscar Wilde

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.

Japanese Proverb

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

Ed Rollins

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

John Tillotson

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.

Ovid

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 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

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.

Quran

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.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

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

Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.

Demosthenes

It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

There is no quality so contrary to any nature which one cannot affect, and put on upon occasion, in order to serve an interest.

Jonathan Swift

The people wish to be deceived; let them be deceived.

Cardinal Carlo Carafa

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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