Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.
Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Deception is a developed art of civilization and the most potent weapon in the game of power
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of individual's and society's self-deception.
For as long as I care to remember, religion, like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion. Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
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