Quotes by deception
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Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
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.
Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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.
British writer 1774-1843
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
German poet and botanist 1781-1838
All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.Source: Cosmos (1980)
American pornographer 1936-2013
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.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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.
American writer 1924-1987
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
French philosopher 1715-1747
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
The cunning man uses deceit, but the more cunning man shuns deception.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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
German poet 1759-1805
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British author 1859-1930
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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