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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Deception
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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Deception
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
~ Marquis de Vauvenargues | ( French moralist, essayist, and writer. ) | 1715-1747 | Deception
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For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Deception
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He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Deception
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I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Deception
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It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Deception
quotes Division : French poets   
     
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.
~ Francoise Sagan | (French playwright, novelist and screenwriter. ) | 1935-2004 | Deception
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Life is the art of being well deceived.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Deception
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Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
~ Desiderius Erasmus | ( Dutch humanist and theologian. ) | 1466-1536 | Deception
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No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee | ( American author y lawyer. ) | 1820-1904 | Deception
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The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
~ Marquis de Vauvenargues | ( French moralist, essayist, and writer. ) | 1715-1747 | Deception
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The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater | ( Swiss theologian and poet. ) | 1741-1801 | Deception
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The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Deception
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To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Deception
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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Deception
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Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Deception
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Deception
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We like to be deceived.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Deception
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Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Deception
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When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Deception
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Deception
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Deception
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
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.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Deception
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     

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