We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
Clouds that thunder do not always rain.
You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Life is the art of being well deceived.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Deception is a cruel act... It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
All war is based on deception.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
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