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

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

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

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope,
that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
- Jean Anouilh

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We did not call it propaganda, for that word,
in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel

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 schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb


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