Deceit Quotes

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

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

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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