deception

A Quote by George Orwell on deception, time, and truth

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Herbert on deception and lawyers

Deceive not thy physician, confesasor, nor lawyer.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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A Quote by George Eliot on beauty and deception

It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the "dear deceit" of beauty.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on america, conversation, deception, diplomacy, existence, government, hope, nations, peace, planning, presidency, surprises, time, and war

It could be inferred from President Roosevelt's public statements that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had come as a complete surprise to his administration - that it had not been, and could not have been, anticipated. . . . "The United States was at peace with that Nation [Japan] and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic relations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: Address to the Congress, December 8, 1941

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on deception, fortune, and good

Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good Fortune deceived not

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Frances Anne Kemble on belief, deception, doubt, heart, life, and trust

Better trust all, and be deceived, And weep that trust and that deceiving, Than doubt one heart, that if believed Had blessed one's life with true believing.

Frances Anne Kemble (1811 - —)

Source: Faith.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on character, cheating, deception, honor, judgment, learning, lies, and women

An honorable man or woman is one who is truthful; free from deceit; above cheating, lying, stealing, or any form of deception. An honorable man or woman is one who learns early that one cannot do wrong and feel right. A man's character is judged on how he keeps his word and his agreements.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: "Honor," New Era 14 July 1984: 4.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on action, country, deception, economics, honor, individuality, politics, and responsibility

You must keep your honor! You can't speak for the country; you can do little about the national economy or actions of moral weaklings who excuse themselves with the expression, "That is politics; nor can you be responsible for deception in others. But you are responsible for yourself! There are no collective panaceas - only individual ones.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: "On My Honor, Explorer Presidents Conference, Ogden, UT, 4 March 1978

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A Quote by Elizabeth Jenkins on behavior, deception, truth, and women

The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived.

Elizabeth Jenkins

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on art, deception, diplomacy, and life

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

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