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The easiest person to deceive is one's own self. (Quote by - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

There is a cunning which we in England call the rning of the cat in the pan. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique. (Quote by - John Scott)

Yet still we hug the dear deceit. (Quote by - Nathaniel Cotton)

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. (Quote by - Christian N Bovee)

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. (Quote by - Homer)

It is as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding it out. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act (Quote by - George Orwell)

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The best of women are hypocrites. (Quote by - William Makepeace Thackeray)

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers. (Quote by - Marquis De Vauvenargues)

Cheaters must get some credit before they can cozen, and all falsehood, if not founded in some truth, would not be fixed in any belief. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller (1))

Think'st thou there are no serpents in the world But those who slide along the grassy sod, And sting the luckless foot that presses them? There are who in the path of social life Do bask their spotted skins in Fortune's sun, And sting the soul. (Quote by - Joanna Baillie)

Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore. (Quote by - William Cowper)

One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground (Quote by - Baltasar Gracian)

False face must hide what the false heart doth know. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favor, (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Men are such dupes by choice, that he who would impose upon others never need be at a loss to find ready victims. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

There is no quality so contrary to any nature which one cannot affect, and put on upon occasion, in order to serve an interest. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

And here and now we must insist again that fidelity, honor, and love of country demand untrammeled debate and open dissent. At no time is that truer than in the midst of a war rooted in deceit and justified by continuing deception. (Quote by - Senator John Kerry)

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, utters another. (Quote by - William Cullen Bryant)

You were very proficient at looking him (Lay) right straight in the face and telling you were loyal and he could count on you, but you knew in your heart you were stealing from the house. You were successful in your lying and your deceit from 1997 all the way up to 2001, weren't you sir? (Quote by - Mike Ramsey)

We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

But 'tis strange: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, With us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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