Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn't pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think and novelists to see what I could get away with.
A false mind is false in everything, just as a cross eye always looks askant. But one may err once, nay, a hundred times, without being double-minded. There can never be mental duplicity where there is sincerity.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
Whatever others may say, they say it to deceive and comfort themselves, not help you.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Don't tell me of deception; a lie is a lie, whether it be a lie to the eye or a lie to the ear.
Thou speak'st like him's untutored to repeat: Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.
Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.
There is less misery in being cheated than in that kind of wisdom which perceives, or thinks it perceives, that all mankind are cheats.
Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.
Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his.
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