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Deceit Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Deceit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age,
she looks like a female impersonator.
Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators,
in our time.
- Angela Carter

It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help
we will wage this fight and we're going to win it.
- Michael D. Barnes

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people
is that they act so continuously without much thinking,
that it becomes dry and empty.
- Brenda Ueland

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher
evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast.
We suffer for nothing.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo

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

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

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

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up,
but a comedy in long-shot.
- Charlie Chaplin

Lack of something to feel important about is almost
the greatest tragedy a man may have.
- Arthur E. Morgan

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me
and it shouldn't have happened.
It ruined my life and my career.
That's the tragedy of this.
- Rafael Palmeiro

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

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success.
I knew right away that I was through -
cast out.
- Jonas Salk

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo


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