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To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

We like to be deceived.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Author: Proverb


To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.

Author: Cardinal De Richelieu (1585-1642)

Profession: French Statesman

It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the ''fronts'' people assume before one another's eyes, and the ''front'' a writer puts on the face of reality.

Author: Francoise Sagan (1935)

Profession: French Novelist, Playwright

Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.

Author: Johann G. Seume (1763-1810)

Profession: German Theologist

For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Author: Robert Southey (1774-1843)

Profession: British Author