Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
Deception is a developed art of civilization and the most potent weapon in the game of power
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Spin' is a polite word for deception. Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just 'spinning a yarn' - by making things up.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
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.
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.
Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
Confidence, once lost or betrayed, can never be restored again to the same measure; and we learn too late in life that our acts of deception are irrevocable - they may be forgiven, but they cannot be forgotten by their victims.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
The reason we bitterly hate those who deceive us is because they think they are cleverer than we are.
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.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
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.
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