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65+ Deception Quotes

Deception defines the action of deceiving someone. Deception is as ancient as human history. We have been deceived for thousands of years. Deception is going to follow us until we are here. Below this is a collection of 65+ deception quotes and sayings.



1. An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception. John Bevere
2. Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work. Lauryn Hill
3. All warfare is based on deception. Unknown
4. Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception. Rush Limbaugh
5. The art of pleasing is the art of deception. Luc de Clapiers
6. All confrontation is based on deception. Paul Watson
7. While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive. Sissela Bok
8. The essence of lying is in deception, not in words. John Ruskin
9. Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception. Sophocles
10. Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted. William Hazlitt
11. Lucifer is a master at gradual deception. Joseph B. Wirthlin
12. All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things. Robert Southey
13. People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception. Charles Dudley Warner
14. There's a degree of deception in silence. Don Lemon
15. It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression! Atal Bihari Vajpayee
16. A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths. Marina Tsvetaeva
17. Men still have to be governed by deception. Georg C. Lichtenberg
18. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. E. V. Lucas
19. Neuroscientists are novices at deception. Teller
20. It's the great deception in modern culture: Bad things call for noble names to cloak their evil outcomes. Greg Gutfeld
21. Deception is everywhere. James Sanborn
22. Investors are sometimes too busy looking for profits to notice where the truth ends and the deception begins. Andrew Ross Sorkin
23. The point of painting is not really deception or imitation. A. S. Byatt
24. Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception. Kenneth Koch
25. All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices. Adelbert von Chamisso
26. Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception. Niccolò Machiavelli
27. The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others. François de La Rochefoucauld
28. A truth is what it is. A lie, a thought out deception more brutal than a truth could ever be. Charlotte Armstrong
29. Hope is the great deceiver. Hope is the piper who leads us sleepy to our slaughter. Brent Weeks
30. Guard yourself from lying; there is he who deceives and there is he who is deceived. Sextus Empiricus
31. Hope always deceives us when it becomes a substitute for action. Marty Rubin
32. Ignorance leads to leaving in self-deception. Sunday Adelaja
33. The deception of the world's ways is a prison till you find the key that will set you free. John M Sheehan
34. Unless we close our eyes we are always deceived. Maurice Maeterlinck
35. Don’t be deceived by the spirit of complacency and think you have achieved enough. Try to become better than you’ve been. Israelmore Ayivor
36. He smiles, even attractive, but appearances are unreliable depictions of character. Emily R. King
37. Bigotry is based on deception, of oneself and of others. DaShanne Stokes
38. Deception starts from the pulpit. Sunday Adelaja
39. A man who lacks understanding is susceptible to deception Sunday Adelaja
40. Adoptees deserve open records because deception and partial truths do not set us free. DaShanne Stokes
41. All those who are not straightforward (frank and forthright) in this world are full of deception. Dada Bhagwan
42. There is nothing so cunning as tangled deception. If you wish to seek out the truth, first uncover the lies that surround the illusion... Virginia Alison
43. The facts are near to deception! Deyth Banger
44. The reality and the deception are the ‘perceptions’ as of colors- say of black and white in this multicolored world. Priyavrat Thareja
45. Greed, corruption, violence, sin, deception all come from a lack of understanding that we’re all connected. Brownell Landrum
46. Make an effort with tenacity to make real impact that works and don't just create an impression with deception. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
47. It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. Niccolò Machiavelli
48. Once a person has been poisoned by self-deception, he can't make decisions about himself as neatly as all that.
49. Deception is a temporary medicine that gives relax for short time, but when the truth gets at even the actual medicine breaks down. Ahsan
50. Love feeds on deception. Erol Ozan
51. It is better to admit your failure than to live in self deception. Sunday Adelaja
52. Deception and privileged secrets are common facets of politics. Wayne Gerard Trotman
53. One gets so hopelessly tired of deception. Graham Greene
54. No man is exempted from the subtle deception of doctrinal drift – the man of God expects this temptation. Gary Rohrmayer
55. To know when to use the truth is the essence of successful deception. Agatha Christie
56. One eye is open to all truth, the other closed to all deception. Brandon Mull
57. Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. Bryant McGill
58. Our minds have a great capacity for deception. This does not mean we are necessarily dishonest but if we are not careful, when our brains do not have answers, our minds will create them. David W. Earle
59. It wasn't a deception: all lovers live on partial knowledge. Teju Cole
60. To be a man is to bring together that which you should be and that which you are. Deception is darkness. Brent Weeks
61. In war, bullets; in love, deceptions kill us. Mehmet Murat ildan
62. Lie, illusion, deception, she said--was that it truly, the universal language we all speak? Cynthia Ozick
63. The power of His gentleness..In the Eye of Deception - This is my story. Nikki Rosen
64. Deception was an inherent trait of intelligent beings. Darrell Drake
65. Deception is mostly a game we play with ourselves. Terry Brooks
66. People wear masks in the light because true happiness are the agents of deception and delusion. Lionel Suggs
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