Deception and privileged secrets are common facets of politics.
That one American farmer can now feed himself and fifty-six other people may be, within the narrow view of the specialist, a triumph of technology; by no stretch of reason can it be considered a triumph of agriculture or of culture. It has been made possible by the substitution of energy for knowledge, of methodology...
Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.
The thing is, Ms. Embers, they aren’t exactly on our side.
It really comes down to greed and deception and finger-pointing,
Anything someone gets conned into will never be that great.
It wasn’t a deception: all lovers live on partial knowledge.
Betrayal and dishonor is usually an inside job. Keep it ‘sucka-free’, loved one!
Just because a man is dressed in a clean white robe does not mean his heart and hands are clean. Any man who neglects his conscience is a dangerous animal. Never judge a man by his image. Images can be bought or produced by any Hollywood producer, marketing team or fleet of stylists. Even kids...
Together we agree that there are few tableaus more pathetic than a woman poring over a plethora of self-help books, while in a small café across town her husband is sharing a bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé and fettucini Alfredo with a beautiful woman, fondling her fishnet knee and making careful plans to escape his life.
The power of His gentleness..In the Eye of Deception – This is my story.
The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers’ bathing suits. It was beautiful deception, Bosch thought, as he drove north on the Hollywood Freeway to home. Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty...
i have to love myself more than i love him, in order to leave him.
This explained to me–and I suppose, forgave me–my inability to see the face of this man, because whoever must deceive us in order to live will by necessity far exceed the skill of ordinary men, who are as much tempted by the desire to be honest as they are plagued by guilt and shame when...
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
A man must be honest enough to make mistakes, if not he’s just lying to you
Living in the box means being convinced that other people and our circumstances are responsible for our feelings and our helplessness to overcome them. What we can’t see when we’re in the box is that the way the world appears to us is our projection, and that we are making this projection to justify ourselves...
The ability to lie persuasively is one of the greatest gifts a woman can possess in this life. Some critics, principally men, will argue that deception in women is inherently evil; but having spent the last fifteen years of my life in the theater, I can attest that lying not only is sometimes expedient but...
He had a certain air of being a handsome man–which he was not; and a certain air of being a well-bred man–which he was not. It was mere swagger and challenge; but in this particular, as in many others, blustering assertion goes for proof, half over the world.
87.—Men would not live long in society were they not the dupes of each other. [A maxim, adds Aimé Martin, “Which may enter into the code of a vulgar rogue, but one is astonished to find it in a moral treatise.” Yet we have scriptural authority for it: “Deceiving and being deceived.”—2 TIM. iii. 13.]
The final portrait is often furthest from the truth.