Quotations on Deception

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Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti
(Keywords: Children, Deception, Pleasure, Practice)

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Keywords: Bargain, Deception, End, Parents)

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Knowledge, Deception, Persecution, Temptation, Word)

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: Art, Life, People, Hope, Deception, Events, Will)

Love is a deception and a trap. Love is as big a myth that God sits with his flowing white beard in a throne and looks at us.
- Al Goldstein
(Keywords: Love, God, Deception, Myth)

We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

Politicians are masters of the art of deception.
- Martin L. Gross
(Keywords: Art, Deception, Politicians)

Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Art, Life, Being, Deception, May, Order, Succeed)

Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work.
- Lauryn Hill
(Keywords: Work, Deception, Hard work, Reality)

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
- Kenneth Koch
(Keywords: Advertising, Deception, Irony, Politicians, World)

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
- Michael Musto
(Keywords: Truth, Idea, Bribery, Deception, Nothing, Options, Years)

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
- Major R. Owens
(Keywords: Home, War, Day, Deception, Leaders, Support, Troops, Will, World)

I've spent a lot of time researching the subject and government deception. So to be involved in Star Trek is perfect for me. I enjoy meeting the fans and discussing my interests with them.
- Dwight Schultz
(Keywords: Government, Time, Deception, Fans, Meeting)

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey
(Keywords: Life, Lie, Deception, Falsehood, Nothing, Practice, Words)

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Keywords: Men, Deception, Opinions)

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Advertising, Customer, Deception, Effect)

The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Affection, Boasts, Deception, Man)









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