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Deceit Quotes

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

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy.
Deceit is a poison in its veins.
- Edward Kennedy

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

 

As to the deceit perpetrated upon women,
let it pass, for, when love is in the way,
men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
- Giacomo Casanova

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

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

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In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
- George Orwell

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.
- John Scott

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

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.
- Moshe Sharett

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
- Lucien Bouchard

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked
by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

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

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth
becomes a revolutionary act.
- George Orwell

Their final objective toward which all their deceit
is directed is to capture political power so that,
using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously,
they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
- Henry A. Wallace

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?
- Clare Short

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined
with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races,
parties, classes, religions, cultures,
regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use
of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
- Henry A. Wallace

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.
- Neil LaBute

There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are.
At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted.
At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
- Dick Cheney

I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
- Henry B. Adams

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
It is often only carelessness of opinion,
and sometimes an indirect boast.
- Jane Austen

Some people may believe that their conscience is enough
to guide them not to lie,
be deceitful or do the other things God has commanded us not to do.
I disagree.
- Lee Greenwood

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope,
that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
- Jean Anouilh

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart:
for the heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked.
- T. S. Eliot

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies
and blasphemers of the name of Christ -
be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
- Peter Stuyvesant

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative,
to be hateful and deceitful.
- Neil LaBute

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

Polar bears did very well in the warmer times.
They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years,
nor during the previous interglacial,
nor the one before that.
So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob;
you know,
to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out.
- Piers Corbyn

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry,
deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs.
There is so much anger, distrust, greed,
and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

There is nothing more natural than to consider everything
as starting from oneself,
chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself
thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting
to hear its deceitful chatter.
- Guy Debord

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard


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