Quotes of deception

  1. 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
  2. I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception I have deceived my friends- and I had millions of them. – Charles Van Doren
  3. 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
  4. Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted. – William Hazlitt
  5. 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
  6. Men still have to be governed by deception – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  7. 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
  8. The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception – Knute Rockne
  9. All war is deception – Sun Tzu
  10. The art of pleasing is the art of deception – Marquis De Vauvenargues
  11. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci
  12. 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

Usage examples for deception

  1. When she discovered the deception she was filled with horror, so that later, when her relatives visited her, she determined to escape with them. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  2. You were always a bad hand at deception and you are no cleverer than usual this evening. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  3. In spite of his air of indifference, it was evident that he was in considerable pain, and as soon as he saw that deception could not be kept up, he sank down in a chair, as if thankful to give up the strain. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  4. The deception shall continue, as far as the others are concerned. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  5. One self- deception leads to another. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. It shows that that paragraph was most ably constructed for the deception it was intended to put upon the reader. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  7. He would of course have to use deception – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  8. " I can forgive almost anything except deception – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. I read it with a composed countenance, and, returning it to the Marquis, I observed with a sigh, " There is no kindness in such deception the blow will only fall heavier upon the old man when it does come. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  10. As I saw nothing in myself extraordinary, and looked on myself as being in the lowest stage of perfection, and imagined that an extraordinary degree of inspiration was necessary for extraordinary designs, this made me hesitate, and fear deception – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  11. The deception was a simple one. – The Border Boys Across the Frontier by Fremont B. Deering
  12. Two years after this interesting episode, the Princess died, and dying, confessed the deception – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  13. There's no deception in her. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  14. Do you mean that Lydia Orr-" " It wasn't a deliberate deception on her part," he interrupted quickly. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  15. Should he ever wish to be rid of her, he had only to confess his deception and pack her off to seek her sister. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. But I would rather go on being a fool than suspect any one of a deception like this. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. What was the other deception – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. What if he should be vexed at the deception and refuse to forgive you? – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. I never forgive deception – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  20. The deception I had contrived and had caused her father and husband to continue was successful in its first object. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont