Quotes by deception

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  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
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    A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
  • A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
  • Adelbert von Chamisso
    Adelbert von Chamisso
    German poet and botanist 1781-1838
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    All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.
    Source: Cosmos (1980)
  • Al Goldstein
    Al Goldstein
    American pornographer 1936-2013
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    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.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't - it's human.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception.
    Source: Doom and glory of knowing who you are
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
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    The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
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    The cunning man uses deceit, but the more cunning man shuns deception.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    The person who cannot laugh is not only ready for treason, and deceptions, their whole life is already a treason and deception.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    We must look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must suspect deception.
    Source: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
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