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.
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.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. Learn to become wise. Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. The real spiritual progress of the meditator is measured by the extent to which they achieve inner tranquility and freedom from desire.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Deception by an omission of the truth is as bad as a lie.
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.
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
In all of history, we have found just one cure for error—a partial antidote against making and repeating grand, foolish mistakes, a remedy against self-deception. That antidote is criticism.
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Deception is a developed art of civilization and the most potent weapon in the game of power
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of individual's and society's self-deception.
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
Art is the most beautiful deception of all! And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work.
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