Top 35 Inspiring Quotes On Deception

Deception is an action that misleads a person to believe a lie and usually leaves a very powerful impact on the victim.
On different occasions, a lot of us are deceived by our friends, families and even ourselves, but these inspiring quotes on deception will teach you to decipher the difference between the truth and a lie.
Here are some inspiring quotes on deception.

Inspiring Quotes On Deception

“Lying is one of the quickest ways to ruin a beautiful relationship.” – Anonymous

“I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!” – Leo Tolstoy

“A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” – Alfred Tennyson

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln

“No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth.”

– Sara Shepard

“Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Patricia Briggs

“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” – Bo Bennett

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill

“The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” – Plato

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.” – Stephen King

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“When we successfully deceive others, they are not aware of it; the same is true with self-deception.” – Mardy Grothe

“Avoidance of self-deception is a matter of integrity not comfort.”

– Orrin Woodward

“Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.” — James E. Faust

“If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“Self-deception helps us deceive.” – David Livingstone

“Self-deception can be more comforting than self-knowledge. We like to fool ourselves.” – Russ Roberts

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man’s virtues the means of deceiving him.” – Samuel Johnson

“Self-deception is nature; hypocrisy is art.”

– Mason Cooley

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception.” – John Bevere

“The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.” – John Ruskin

“Politicians are masters of the art of deception.” – Martin L. Gross

“While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.” – Sissela Bok

“People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“The point of painting is not really deception or imitation.”

– A.S. Byatt

“It’s the great deception in modern culture: Bad things call for noble names to cloak their evil outcomes.” – Greg Gutfeld

“Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Deception may give us what we want for the present, but it will always take it away in the end.” – Rachel Hawthrone

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature and violate the most sacred obligations.” – George Crabble

“The reason we bitterly hate those who deceive us is that they think they are cleverer than we are.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

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