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Deceit Quotes


These are some of the best 'Deceit' quotations and sayings.

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All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. - They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

He that has no real esteem for any of the virtues, can best assume the appearance of them all.

Idiots only may be cozened twice.

It is as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it, as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding it out.

It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived in others, because we first deceived ourselves.

Mankind, in the gross, is a gaping monster, that loves to be deceived, and has seldom been disappointed.

Many an honest man practices on himself an amount of deceit, sufficient, if practiced on another, and in a little different way, to send him to the State prison.

No man was ever so much deceived by another, as by himself.

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Of all the evil spirits abroad at this hour in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous.

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. - All sin is easy after that.

The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his.

There are three persons you should never deceive: your physician, your confessor, and your lawyer.

There is less misery in being cheated than in that kind of wisdom which perceives, or thinks it perceives, that all mankind are cheats.

We never deceive for a good purpose; knavery adds malice to falsehood.

Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought to be, as we do to disguise what we really are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise whatever.


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