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.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
It is as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it, as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding out.
One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground
The true motives of our actions, like the real pipes of an organ, are usually concealed; but the gilded and hollow pretext is pompously placed in the front for show.
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey.
There is a smile of love, And there is a smile of deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Thou speak'st like him's untutored to repeat: Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.
Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
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.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
Whatever others may say, they say it to deceive and comfort themselves, not help you.
There is no killing the suspicion that deceit has once begotten.
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
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.
The silly when deceived exclaim loudly; the fool complains; the honest man walks away and is silent.
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