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Deception Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about deception
  1. #1
    “God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
  2. #2
    “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,
    One foot in sea and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.”
  3. #3
    “Why, you sure did give a jump when I told you that coon was coming, Chief. I thought somebody told me you was deef.”
  4. #4
    “...no cat out of its first fur can ever be deceived by appearances. Unlike human beings, who enjoy them.”
  5. #5
    People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning. Like rapport-building, charm and the deceptive smile, unsolicited niceness often has a discoverable motive.
  6. #6
    “O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!
    Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
    Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!”
  7. #7
    “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see.
    She has deceived her father, and may thee.”
  8. #8
    “None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.”
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  1. #9
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  2. #10
    “The Devil hath power
    To assume a pleasing shape.”
  3. #11
    “The Play’s the Thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”
  4. #12
    “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”
  5. #13
    “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
  6. #14
    “I think, sweetest child, that we should strike a bargain, you and I: if Westley wants to marry you still, bless you both. If, for reasons unpleasant to mention, his pride will not let him, then you will marry me, as planned, and be the Queen of Florin.”
  7. #15
    “An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
    O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
  8. #16
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
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