Archive

Quotes

Anyone who’s never experienced the pleasure of betrayal doesn’t know what pleasure is.

—Jean Genet, 1986

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

—Virginia Woolf, 1927

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

—Maxim Gorky, 1902

Your piping-hot lie is the best of lies.

—Plautus, c. 200 BC

In most cases men willingly believe what they wish.

—Julius Caesar, 52 BC

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

—Jacob Burckhardt, c. 1875

Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1947

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

—Czeslaw Milosz, 1946

The poor man is ruined as soon as he begins to ape the rich.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1738
  •