Best Deception Quotes 2021

Quotes About Deception

  • Patience protects you from deception
    — A. R. Bernard

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

  • Mundus vult decipi’—the world wants to be deceived. To live without deception presupposes standards beyond the reach of most people whose existence is largely shaped by compromise, evasion and mutual accommodation. Could they face their weakness, their vanity and selfishness, without a mask?
    — Abraham Joshua Heschel

  • We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
    — Abraham Lincoln

  • As a painter, I realized that what we see is just manifestation of unseen power. Since then [1958 Coup in Iraq], reality started to take another form in my mind. Hence, I was aware of deception of our senses.
    — Ala Bashir

  • A tyranny based on … deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself.
    — Albert Einstein

  • A “just war” is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
    — Alexander Cockburn

  • A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
    — Alexander Pushkin

  • An election is nothing more than the advanced auction of stolen goods.
    — Ambrose Bierce

  • One handles truths like dynamite. Literature is one vast hypocrisy, a giant deception, treachery. All writers have concealed more than they revealed.
    — Anais Nin

  • Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. Theyre all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. Theyre tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
    — Andrew Bird

  • My pencil is like a fencer’s foil.
    — Andrew Wyeth

  • There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle

  • We must look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must suspect deception.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle

  • If you are often deceived by those around you, you may be sure that you deserve to be deceived; and that instead of railing at the general falseness of mankind, you have first to pronounce judgment on your own jealous tyranny, or on your own weak credulity.
    — Arthur Helps

  • What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
    — Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

  • Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
    — B. C. Forbes

  • Ruthven surmised that he had hit upon some of the central deceptions which had wrecked him and reduced him and so many of his colleagues to this condition. To surmise was not to conquer, of course; he was as helpless as ever but there was a dim liberation in seeing how he had been lied to, and he felt that at least he could take one thing from the terrible years through which he had come: he was free of self-delusion.
    — Barry N. Malzberg

  • The broad outlines of the Double Cross deception have been known since 1972, when Sir John Masterman, the former chairman of the double agent committee, controversially published his account of the operation in defiance of official secrecy.
    — Ben Macintyre

  • Deception is a sort of seduction. In love and war, adultery and espionage, deceit can only succeed if the deceived party is willing, in some way, to be deceived.
    — Ben Macintyre

  • Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
    — Benjamin Franklin

  • For as long as I care to remember, religion, like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion. Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
    — Bernard Katz

  • The habit of employing self-deception to maintain one’s self esteem has often become so ingrained that the first step to developing accurate self-awareness is honest acknowledgment of the existence of hidden emotions, motives and tendencies in the mind without immediately suppressing them.
    — Bhikkhu Analayo

  • The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed by passions, which produce false impressions.
    — Blaise Pascal

  • Human life is thus only a perpetual illusion; men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does of us in our absence. Human society is founded on mutual deceit; few friendships would endure if each knew what his friend said of him in his absence, although he then spoke in sincerity and without passion.
    — Blaise Pascal

  • All martial arts is simply an honest expression of one’s body – with a lot of deception in between.
    — Bruce Lee

  • It is Toussaint’s supreme merit that while he saw European civilisation as a valuable and necessary thing, and strove to lay its foundations among his people, he never had the illusion that it conferred any moral superiority. He knew French, British, and Spanish imperialists for the insatiable gangsters that they were, that there is no oath too sacred for them to break, no crime, deception, treachery, cruelty, destruction of human life and property which they would not commit against those who could not defend themselves.
    — C. L. R. James

  • Deception is the knowledge of kings.
    — Cardinal Richelieu

  • To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.
    — Cardinal Richelieu

  • Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.
    — Carl Sagan

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Deception Quotes

  • Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.

    Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Deception is a developed art of civilization and the most potent weapon in the game of power

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

    George Crabbe
  • Leonardo da Vinci quote: The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

    Leonardo da Vinci
  • The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

    George Orwell
  • Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Spin’ is a polite word for deception. Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just ‘spinning a yarn’ – by making things up.

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  • The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

    Andre Gide
  • Malcolm X quote: If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who...If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

    Malcolm X
  • 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.

    Soren Kierkegaard
  • Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.

    Edwin Louis Cole
  • Confidence, once lost or betrayed, can never be restored again to the same measure; and we learn too late in life that our acts of deception are irrevocable – they may be forgiven, but they cannot be forgotten by their victims.

    Sydney J. Harris
  • False face must hide what the false heart doth know.

    William Shakespeare
  • People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.

    Charles Dudley Warner
  • It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

    Noel Coward
  • The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.

    Sissela Bok
  • The reason we bitterly hate those who deceive us is because they think they are cleverer than we are.

    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • 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.

    Marcus Aurelius
  • No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

    Christian Nestell Bovee
  • I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.

    Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Reality is easy. It’s deception that’s the hard work.

    Lauryn Hill
  • We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 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.

    Samuel Johnson

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