Deception Quotes

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

Benjamin Franklin

He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.


Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

George Herbert

Oh what a tangled web we weave,when first we practice to deceive!

Sir Walter Scott

Clouds that thunder do not always rain.

Armenian Proverb

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

Mark Twain

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.

E. R. Beadle

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

John Ruskin

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci

While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.

Sissela Bok

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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