Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Deceit / Deception

Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth. - R. D. Laing

In itself, the practice of deception is not particularly exacting; it is a matter of experience, of professional expertise, it is a facility most of us can acquire. - John le Carre

It is best, if possible, to deceive no one; for he that ... begins by deceiving others, will end ... by deceiving himself. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is easier to deceive yourself, and to do so unperceived, than to deceive another. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Men are never so easily deceived as when they are endeavouring to deceive others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Some people are so much afraid of being deceived, that they never venture to trust; like misers, their avarice destroys their gain. - Norman MacDonald

The best way to deceive a knave is to tell him the truth. - Ivan Panin

There is no killing the suspicion that deceit has once begotten. - George Eliot

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