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Hood an ass with reverend purple. So you can hide his two ambitious ears, and he shall pass for a cathedral doctor.
Proportion is almost impossible to human beings. There is no one who does not exaggerate.
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
You k'n hide de fier, but what you guine do wid de smoke?
Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled.
I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless: the poison is in the sugar.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
One should seek for the salutary in the unpleasant: if it is there, it is after all nectar. One should seek for the deceitful in the pleasant: if it is there it is after all poison.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
Frank and explicit - this is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the mind of others.
A delusion, a mockery, and a snare.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Which I wish to remark - And my language is plain, - That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinese is peculiar.
Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
"Will you walk into my parlour?" Said the spider to a fly: '"Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy."
One is easily fooled by that which one loves.


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