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Deceit Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Deceit are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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 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

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

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

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

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits.
- Mercedes McCambridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living
in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
- Paul Sweeney

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

What the American public wants in the theater is a
tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
- Radha Mitchell

My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.
- Peter Krause

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- Germaine Greer

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong,
but between two different kinds of right.
- Peter Shaffer

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
- Robert Kennedy

You use everything.
You use tragedy you use everything.
- Shannon Hoon

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato


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