Quotation Explorer - 'Deception'

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. - E. V. Lucas
Bigotry is based on deception, of oneself and of others. - DaShanne Stokes
Love feeds on deception. - Erol Ozan
She'd never tolerated deception regarding her strong opinions--that much was true. But wasn't it also true that when it came to trying to please in matters that weren't crucial to her, that didn't compromise her sense of things, she had been dishonest? - Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera
The Marxians love of democratic institutions was a stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses. Within a socialist community there is no room left for freedom. - Ludwig von Mises
The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties. - Oscar Wilde
Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience. - Leo Rosten
Invisible God might have apprehension at the time of world creation that if HE does not show deception often through women, then men may mistake HIS made hell on earth as heaven. - Anuj Somany
The humiliating climbdown, the necessary deception, and stepping over one's pride: they should each have their honoured place in a modern account of the political virtues. - Jonathan Glover
All too often, we mask truth in artifice, concealing ourselves for fear of losing the ones we love or prolonging a deception for those we wish to expose. We hide behind that which brings us comfort from pain and sadness or use it to repel a truth too devastating to accept. - Emily Thorne
Avoidance of self deception is a matter of integrity not comfort. - Orrin Woodward
Love! In the midst of deception, you are my trust. - Debasish Mridha
A truth is what it is. A lie, a thought out deception more brutal than a truth could ever be. - Charlotte Armstrong
Does not people's preoccupation these days with drugs, alcohol, medication and self deception prove that the truth not only hurts, but it is torture to bear? - James Turner
No man is exempted from the subtle deception of doctrinal drift the man of God expects this temptation. - Gary Rohrmayer
War is based on deception. - Sun-Tzu
Anger is a deception. You engage it thinking you'll feel better but ultimately it drills you deeper in the hurt. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth. - Dennis Sharpe
A mundane lie hiding an exotic truth is deception; an exotic lie hiding a mundane truth is storytelling. Deception may be necessary to preserve life, but storytelling makes life worth living. - Christopher Buehlman
Art is a deception that creates real emotions - a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic. - Marco Tempest
The reality and the deception are the ‘perceptions’ as of colors- say of black and white in this multicolored world. - Priyavrat Thareja
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. - Sun-tzu
To know when to use the truth is the essence of successful deception - Agatha Christie
Adoptees deserve open records because deception and partial truths do not set us free. - DaShanne Stokes
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. - André Gide
All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him. - Sun-Tzu
I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible. - William James
Your nature may carry deception and lies, but then it won’t stop me from loving you - Alok Jagawat
You see, evil men, the likes of whom have sought to enslave their fellow man since the dawn of creation, took America not by might or strength of arms, but by deception and guile. - Eric J. Martindale
There is one and only one social responsibility of business–to use it resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud - Milton Friedman
Deception sneaks in through the window of pride. - Evinda Lepins
The Word of God is our measuring stick against all deception. - Brian Reynolds
There is one and only one social responsibility of business-to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud. - Milton Friedman
Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. - Anatole France
The only antidote to a politician's poison of deception is conscience injection. - Jorge P. Guerrero
A 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception. - Søren Kierkegaard
There's often a great deception to an eye attraction and to validate HIS point, an invisible Almighty created the beauty in the women to seduce the men. - Anuj Somany
Sorry, am I being rude?" she asks."I'm used to saying whatever is on my mind. Mom used to say that politeness is deception in pretty packaging - Veronica Roth
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
... which would enable him to prolong for the time being, and to renew for one day more the disappointment, the torturing deception that must always come to him with the vain presence of this woman, whom he might approach, yet never dared embrace. - Marcel Proust
Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. - Moliere
And so back to Cassie: who was she? Part of the deception; just a friend or something else…perhaps it was time to find out. - Melanie Cusick-Jones
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