Deception Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Aaron Hill” float=”none” width=”100%”]Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Conan Doyle” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”B. Traven” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you do not wish to be lied to, do not ask questions. If there were no questions, there would be no lies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Franklin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Blaise Pascal” float=”none” width=”100%”]We like to be deceived.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Demosthenes” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Don Lemon” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s a degree of deception in silence.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Donna A. Favors” float=”none” width=”100%”]Deception is a cruel act… It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francois de la Rochefoucauld” float=”none” width=”100%”]We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francoise Sagan” float=”none” width=”100%”]It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the ”fronts” people assume before one another’s eyes, and the ”front” a writer puts on the face of reality.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Fyodor Dostoyevsky” float=”none” width=”100%”]Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”H. L. Mencken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hitopadesa” float=”none” width=”100%”]The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Homer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Horace” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean de la Fontaine” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jodi Picoult” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can fool yourself, you know. You’d think it’s impossible, but it turns out it’s the easiest thing of all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johann G. Seume” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johann Kaspar Lavater” float=”none” width=”100%”]The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe” float=”none” width=”100%”]We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Locke” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Tillotson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Updike” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies and is unvaccinated by suspicion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Wanamaker” float=”none” width=”100%”]Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leonardo da Vinci” float=”none” width=”100%”]The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ludwig Wittgenstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marina Tsvetaeva” float=”none” width=”100%”]A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marty Rubin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Beware of becoming a pawn in your own game.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michel de Montaigne” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Moss Hart” float=”none” width=”100%”]Self-deception is sometimes as necessary a tool as a crowbar.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nathaniel Cotton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Yet still we hug the dear deceit.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Orrin Woodward” float=”none” width=”100%”]Avoidance of self deception is a matter of integrity not comfort.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ovid” float=”none” width=”100%”]Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look white, and white look black.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Phaedrus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip K. Dick” float=”none” width=”100%”]Reality denied comes back to haunt.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pierre Charron” float=”none” width=”100%”]The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Plato” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Plautus” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who tries to protect himself from deception is often cheated, even when most on his guard.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Southey” float=”none” width=”100%”]All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel Butler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel Johnson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Socrates” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Soren Kierkegaard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Only one deception is possible in the infinite sense, self-deception.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Jefferson” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”W. Somerset Maugham” float=”none” width=”100%”]If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Hazlitt” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William James” float=”none” width=”100%”]To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified.[/wpsm_quote]