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He that will cheat you at play, will cheat you any way.

—Thomas Fuller, 1732

Credulity forges more miracles than trickery could invent.

—Joseph Joubert, 1811

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

 

—Tennessee Williams, 1953

There was no treachery too base for the world to commit.

—Virginia Woolf, 1927

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.

—Bill Clinton, 1996

There is much difference between imitating a good man, and counterfeiting him.

—Benjamin Franklin, 1738

An honest man is all right even if he’s an idiot…but a crook must have brains.

—Maxim Gorky, 1902

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.

—Czeslaw Milosz, 1946

Alongside all swindlers the state now stands there as swindler-in-chief.

—Jacob Burckhardt, c. 1875

Life is the art of being well deceived.

—William Hazlitt, c. 1817

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.

—Marguerite Duras, 1987

If you find excrement somewhere in the village, the chief was the one who put it there.

—Congolese proverb

In most cases men willingly believe what they wish.

—Julius Caesar, 52 BC