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When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Swan Lake is one of those grand, beautiful pieces. This is what you think of when you think of classical ballet. It's a fairy tale, really, with all the great themes of good versus evil, the search for true love, treachery and deceit, and how the power of magic may be great, but it's no match for the power of two lovers meant to be together! (Quote by - Tyson Compton)

Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure (Quote by - Proverb)

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. (Quote by - Demosthenes)

I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism. These are historical facts that cannot be altered. (Quote by - Moshe Sharett)

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. (Quote by - George Orwell)

Look to her, Moor; if thou host eyes to see: She has deceiv'd her father, and may thee. (Quote by - William Shakespeare )

The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them. (Quote by - Madame De Lambert)

LAKSHMI or wealth accrues by fair means as well as foul; money is earned by gambling, by various forms of deceit; by highway robbery; by high and low; by all and sundry. (Quote by - Atharva Veda)

They fool me to the top of my bent. I will come by and by. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. (Quote by - Adolf Hitler)

Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them. (Quote by - Carlo Goldoni)

In the past few weeks we have begun to unravel the web of deceit around pirate fishing. The way the legal and illegal ships work together is designed to deceive, but in the end it is a simple case of stealing food from others. (Quote by - Sarah Duthie)

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

If mankind were only just what they pretend to be, the problem of the millennium would be immediately solved. (Quote by - Henry Wheeler Shaw)

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause. (Quote by - Aeschylus)

Of darkness visible so much be lent, as half to show, half veil, the deep intent. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

If a misplaced admiration shows imbecility, an affected criticism shows vice of character. Expose thyself rather to appear a beast than false. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

We are easily fooled by that which we love. (Quote by - Moliere)

He carries a stone in one hand, and offers bread with the other. (Quote by - Plautus)

The true motives of our actions, like the real pipes of an organ, are usually concealed; but the gilded and hollow pretext is pompously placed in the front for show. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous - so it won't go away will it? (Quote by - Clare Short)

But Esau's hands suit ill with Jacob's voice. (Quote by - John Dryden)

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit. (Quote by - Evelyn Waugh)

Persistent distrust is the flame of deceit. Be as good as your word or be singed by the heat. (Quote by - Wes Fessler)


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