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The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user. (Quote by - John Tillotson)

Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black. (Quote by - Ovid)

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

O, that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers, (Quote by - Greg Abbott)

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation. (Quote by - Neil LaBute)

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare. (Quote by - Lord Thomas Denman)

In 2004, the FCC issued a staff report based on erroneous assumptions that kept this costly bundling charade going. Today's FCC report shreds the foundation of this industry-sponsored deceit. (Quote by - Jeannine Kenney)

Machination is worth more than force. (Quote by - Francois Rabelais)

After a stronghold has been made of the bones, it is covered with flesh and blood, and there dwell in it old age and death, pride and deceit. (Quote by - Friedrich Max Muller)

The most deceitful persons spend their lives in blaming deceit, so as to use it on some great occasion to promote some great interest. (Quote by - François de la Rochefoucauld)

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah, and He shall requite their deceit to them, and when they stand up to prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be seen of men and do not remember Allah save a little. (Quote by - Quran)

So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it. (Quote by - Jean-Paul Sartre)

Of all the agonies in life, that which is most poignant and harrowing--that which for the time annihilates reason, and leaves our whole organization one lacerated, mangled heart--is the conviction that we have been deceived where we placed all the trust of love. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton)

The verdicts today should send the message that within the police department there is no greater betrayal of the badge and of the brotherhood than to ensnare another officer in a web of lies and deceit. (Quote by - Loretta Lynch)

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit. (Quote by - John Dryden)

It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived. (Quote by - John Locke (1))

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn't pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think and novelists to see what I could get away with. And, in the end, I distilled everything down to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die. (Quote by - Christopher Hampton)

We have few faults that are not more excusable in themselves than are the means which we use to conceal them. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

Trust not in him that seems a saint. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller (1))

Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders. (Quote by - Demosthenes)

The world is still deceiv'd with ornament, In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornaments? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs? (Quote by - John P. Kemble)


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