Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
Oh what a tangled web we weave,when first we practice to deceive!
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.
All war is based on deception.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious.Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
History of Jews is full of deception, trickery, rebellion, oppression, evil and corruption. They always seek to cause mischief on the earth and Allaah loves not the mischief-makers.
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.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
Dada aimed to destroy the reasonable deceptions of man and recover the natural and unreasonable order.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Man’s mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
Deception is a cruel act… It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.
Clouds that thunder do not always rain.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.