It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.
Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure.
That which deceives us and does us harm, also undeceives us and does us good.
He is not deceived who knows himself to be deceived.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more; Men were deceivers ever; One foot in sea, and one on shore; To one thing constant never. (Much Ado About Nothing)
succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.