Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
Oh what a tangled web we weave,when first we practice to deceive!
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.
A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious. Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.
History of Jews is full of deception, trickery, rebellion, oppression, evil and corruption. They always seek to cause mischief on the earth and Allaah loves not the mischief-makers.
Dada aimed to destroy the reasonable deceptions of man and recover the natural and unreasonable order.
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