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Many an honest man practices upon himself an amount of deceit sufficient, if practised upon another, and in a little different way, to send him to the state prison. (Quote by - Christian Nestell Bovee)

The silly when deceived exclaim loudly; the fool complains; the honest man walks away and is silent. (Quote by - Francois De La Noue)

Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state, Have we, as 'twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole, Taken to wife. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Sincerity is the prime requisite in every approach to the God who ... hates all hypocrisy, falsehood, and deceit. (Quote by - Geoffrey B. Wilson)

He was justly accounted a skilful poisoner who destroyed his victims by bouquets of lovely and fragrant flowers. The art has not been lost; nay, is practised every day,--by the world. (Quote by - Hugh Latimer)

Let me be very, very clear: It's not a question of dark-of-night grabs, or hide-and-seek or deceit on anyone's part. (Quote by - Yitzhak Levy)

Men are always sincere. They change sincerities, that's all. (Quote by - Tristan Bernard)

The cunning man uses deceit, but the more cunning man shuns deception. (Quote by - Adam Ferguson)

But when the fox hath once got in his nose, He'll soon find means to make the body follow. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

It is dishonorable to say one thing and think another; how much more dishonorable to write one thing and think another. (Quote by - Seneca)

Who makes the fairest show means most deceit. (Quote by - Pericles)

Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right. (Quote by - Colton)

A woman's sentimental monkeyshines will always deceive her lover, who invariably waxes ecstatic where her husband necessarily shrugs his shoulders. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

The last thing I want to be is sanctimonious, but the thing that frustrates me is the deceit and betrayal, how there's one rule for males and another for females. (Quote by - James Walsh)

The life even of a just man is a round of petty frauds; that of a knave a series of greater. We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is inherent in the constitution of things. (Quote by - Christian Nestell Bovee)

Jerry Kilgore offers denial and delusion, ... Mr. Kaine: Delusion and deceit. That means nothing happens. (Quote by - Russell Potts)

Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality. (Quote by - Pierre Corneille)

Men, like musical instruments, seem made to be played upon. (Quote by - Christian Nestell Bovee)

A false mind is false in everything, just as a cross eye always looks askant. But one may err once, nay, a hundred times, without being double-minded. There can never be mental duplicity where there is sincerity. (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

What Clarence but a quicksand of deceit? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

You should not live one way in private, another in public. (Quote by - Syrus)

We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption. (Quote by - George Creel)

I hate all explanations; they who make them deceive either themselves or the other party,-generally both. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Every crowd has a silver lining. (Quote by - P T Barnum)

A cunning woman is her own mistress because she confides in no one. She who deceives others anticipates deceit, and guards herself. (Quote by - Ninon de L'Enclos)


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