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Deceit Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Deceit

Please enjoy these Deceit Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.
- Mother Teresa

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't,
they don't.
- William Temple

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean,
And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable,
he will wear you out.
The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this:
'Use me.'
- Rick Warren

Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle.
Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God,
grant that two times two not equal four.
- Ivan Turgenev

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent,
O God.
Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting,
and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
- Karl Rahner

When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray,
it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.
- Oswald Chambers

I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England,
who pray for me regularly.
- Cliff Richard

You pray in your distress and in your need;
would that you might also pray in the fullness of your
joy and in your days of abundance.
- Khalil Gibran

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes.
When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
- Desmond Tutu

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
- Martin Luther

I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much,
and I pray that it will always be like this.
It won't be my fault if he ever stops loving me.
- Eva Braun

The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it,
and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.
- George Muller

If I want to be alone, some place I can write,
I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want -
I go to the bathroom.
- Alicia Keys

Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
- Margaret Atwood

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
- Phillips Brooks

The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration,
for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight.
- Mike Tyson

When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written,
it is high time to pray for his soul.
- Dornford Yates

Can we pray for the re-election of George Bush?
- Sean Hannity

Work and pray, live on hay, you'll get pie in the sky when you die.
- Joe Hill


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