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  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
  • Jose Marti
    Jose Marti
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    Let those who desire a secure homeland conquer it. Let those who do not conquer it live under the whip and in exile, watched over like wild animals, cast from one country to another, concealing the death of their souls with a beggar's smile from the scorn of free men.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    O comfort-killing night, image of hell, dim register and notary of shame, black stage for tragedies and murders fell, vast sin-concealing chaos, nurse of blame!
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good-breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir'd by Precept and Example, of flattering the Pride and Selfishness of others, and concealing our own with Judgment and Dexterity.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 69
  • E. M. Forster
    E. M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
    E. M. Forster
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    Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    We endeavor to avoid censure by concealing our Vices under an Appearance of their opposite Virtues
    Source: Joseph Andrews preface
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