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Deception Quotes


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

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"Will you walk into my parlour?" Said the spider to a fly: '"Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy."

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Deep versed in books, but shallow in himself.

Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. 

Frank and explicit - this is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the mind of others.

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

Hood an ass with reverend purple. So you can hide his two ambitious ears, and he shall pass for a cathedral doctor.

I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless: the poison is in the sugar.

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.

If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled.

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

One is easily fooled by that which one loves.

One should seek for the salutary in the unpleasant: if it is there, it is after all nectar. One should seek for the deceitful in the pleasant: if it is there it is after all poison.

Proportion is almost impossible to human beings. There is no one who does not exaggerate.

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.

What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.

Which I wish to remark - And my language is plain, - That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinese is peculiar.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.


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