Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
A lie cannot live.
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.
If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance.
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.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.
It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.
Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth.
It is as easy to unknowingly deceive yourself as it is to deceive others.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
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