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Deception Quotes

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

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

Related topics: Government Political Business Cynical War

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
- Sophocles

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

 

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Reality is easy.
It's deception that's the hard work.
- Lauryn Hill

Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms
without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.
- Todd Solondz


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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.
- Al Goldstein

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

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.
- Desiderius Erasmus

While all deception requires secrecy,
all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
- Sissela Bok

The essence of football was blocking,
tackling, and execution based on timing,
rhythm and deception.
- Knute Rockne

All war is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

The essence of lying is in deception,
not in words.
- John Ruskin

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception,
temptation, accusation, even persecution.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell

Men still have to be governed by deception.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
- Marina Tsvetaeva

Politicians are masters of the art of deception.
- Martin L. Gross

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing
else but a lie reduced to practice,
and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly,
not only in the expense of the advertising but in the
detrimental effect produced upon the customer,
who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child.
They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it.
The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain;
and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
- Edward V. Lucas

I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after
I have thought of using deception.
- Elizabeth I

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Life is the art of being well deceived;
and in order that the deception may succeed it must
be habitual and uninterrupted.
- William Hazlitt

People come to music to seek oblivion:
is that not also a form of deception?
- Claude Debussy

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception
from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices,
we can restore our country to greatness.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell

I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception...
I have deceived my friends - and I had millions of them.
- Charles Van Doren

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good
deal of irony in the world...
I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising,
there's obviously a lot of deception.
- Kenneth Koch

For as long as I care to remember, religion,
like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion.
Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
- Bernard Katz

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage
in such deception and trickery.
I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue
to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
- Major R. Owens

I already hated that gray suit and then having to go
through putting on that wig with a false front -
again made me feel so trapped inside this person who
was desperately wanting to break out of it but she
was so caught up in the web of deception that she couldn't.
- Kim Novak

We in this Congress have a choice.
The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue,
as to whether our men and women will continue to fight
and die in a war based on deception and fantasy,
or to start bringing the troops home.
- Raul Grijalva

I've spent a lot of time researching the subject and government deception.
So to be involved in Star Trek is perfect for me.
I enjoy meeting the fans and discussing my interests with them.
- Dwight Schultz

Art is the most beautiful deception of all.
And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it,
we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it
become a utilitarian thing,
sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy

The petty man is eager to make boasts,
yet desires that others should believe in him.
He enthusiastically engages in deception,
yet wants others to have affection for him.
He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
- Xun Zi

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged
up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception,
threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
- Michael Musto

Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate
needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I've never known a musician who regretted being one.
Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,
music itself is not going to let you down.
- Virgil Thomson

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
- Albert Einstein

This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of
waging defensive warfare.
- James Forrestal

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

Sade's stuff is real deceptive.
She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
- Lucinda Williams

I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive,
you could do more with it.
- Larry Hagman

An example is often a deceptive mirror,
and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts,
is not always found written in things past.
- Pierre Corneille

As a measure of acting skills, film can be very deceptive.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Science without respect for human life is degrading
to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy,
a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.
- Nathan Deal

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity;
so have some little frocks; but they are both not the
kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

Political commercials encourage the deceptive,
the destructive and the degrading.
- John O'Toole

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know
that Clinton certainly was deceptive,
as most people would be about their sex lives -
but,
in fact, he did not lie.
- Paul Begala

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace,
nothing more obscure than human intentions,
nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is
the result of deceptive appearance.
- Leland Stanford

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature,
and describe a happiness that humans never taste.
How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A life, deeply rooted, lives and grows in memory.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

A life rooted deeply lives and grows in memory.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
- Jean Baptiste Massieu

Every goodbye is the birth of a memory.
- Dutch Proverb


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