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69,750. Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. (Delusion & Deceit) Ludwig Wittgenstein
95,070. O what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!
But when we’ve practised quite a while
How vastly we improve our style! (Deceit & Epigram & Practice) J R Pope, A Word of Encouragement
86,032. Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth. (Psychology & Deceit) R D Laing, The Politics of Experience/The Bird of Paradise
782. In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. (Truth & Deceit & Revolution) George Orwell [disputed quotation]
864. Untaught the noble end of glorious truth,
Bred to deceive even from their earliest youth. (Truth & Deceive) Anne Ingram, An Epistle to Mr Pope 1736
4,837. In 2009 eighteen-year-old student Gemma Barker invented three fictitious boys. In disguise as these boys Gemma seduced two of her best friends. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) The Girl Who Became Three Boys, Channel 4 2012
4,838. This is a story of sex and deception, a story that made headlines around the world. It’s a story of a crime that begins on social networking sites. The victims were two innocent teenage girls. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) ibid.
4,839. Jessica, Alice and Gemma became close friends. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) ibid.
4,840. Aaron’s Facebook page presented a picture of a fit and attractive young man. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) ibid.
4,841. Gemma decided that Jessica ought to have a boyfriend of her own; one new Facebook account later and she’d created Luke Jones, a friend of Aaron. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) ibid.
4,842. By the end of 2009 Gemma had two alter-egos: Aaron Lampard and Luke Jones complete with Facebook pages and networks of fictional friends. (Girl & Crime & Sex & Deception) ibid.
4,843. Gemma pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one of fraud ... Gemma was sent to prison for two and a half years. ibid.
6,394. The easiest person to deceive is one’s self. (Self & Deceit) Edward G Bulwer-Lytton
7,792. This deception [UFOs] is part of the spiritual war between God and Satan. (UFO & Deception) Dr Stephen Yulish, Harken the Watchmen
21,481. I had no idea of the extent of the lie, the level of deception. Australia is not the only one of our allies being deceived. (GBH Films & Deception & Spy Films) The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 starring Sean Penn & Timothy Hutton & Sean Penn & Pat Hingle & Joyce van Patten & Rob Reed & Richard Dysart & David Suchet & Chris Makepeace et al, director John Schlesinger, Boyce
23,877. Is marriage synonymous with deception? (GBH Films & Marriage & Deception) Cape Fear 1991 starring Robert De Niro & Nick Nolte & Jessica Lang & Joe Don Baker & Robert Mitchum & Juliette Lewis & Gregory Peck & Martin Balsam & Fred Delta Thompson & Illeana Douglas et al, director Martin Scorsese, her to him
69,600. Though I do hate him as I do hell-pains,
Yet, for necessity of present life,
I must show out a flag and sign of love,
Which is indeed but sign. William Shakespeare, Othello I i 155, Iago
36,155. Divinity of hell:
When devils will the blackest sins put on,
They do suggest at first with heavenly shows. (Devil & Divinity & Deception) ibid. II iii @341, Iago
46,137. She has deceived her father and may thee. (Shakespeare & Deceit) Othello 2012, Globe Theatre production Sky Arts
60,606. God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another. (Deceit & Cosmetics & Face) William Shakespeare, Hamlet III i
60,608. We are oft to blame in this, –
'tis too much proved, – that with devotion's visage,
and pious action we do sugar o’er
the devil himself. ibid.
55,974. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. (Abraham & Deceit) Genesis 12:10-13
56,008. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the Lord thy God brought it to me.
And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.
And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. ibid.
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? Where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed.
And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.