49 Quotes About Not Being Fooled

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Being left to feel like a fool can be demoralizing and embarrassing. Saving yourself from your own foolish nature can change the path you walk on. These quotes about not being fooled are inspirational to read as you look at starting a whole new day.

“A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.”

“A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.”

“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”

“All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.”

“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”

“Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.”

“Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure.”

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.”

“Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don’t insult them.”

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

“False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.”

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”

“For me, the most exciting thing is to create good magic that’s entertaining for an audience, and it would be lovely if a magician was fooled as well.”

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

“Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth.”

“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

“It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.”

“It is a pity that we so often succeed our endeavors to deceive each other.”

“It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.”

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

“Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.”

“Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.”

“No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.”

“None are deceived but they that confide.”

“Nothing is more easy than to deceive one’s self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.”

“One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground.”

“Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.”

“Persistent distrust is the flame of deceit. Be as good as your word or be singed by the heat.”

“Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

“Rhetoric, which is the use of language to inform or persuade, is very important in shaping public opinion. We are very easily fooled by language and how it is used by others.”

“Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.”

“The art of pleasing is the art of deception.”

“The cunning man uses deceit, but the more cunning man shuns deception.”

“The most deceitful persons spend their lives in blaming deceit, so as to use it on some great occasion to promote some great interest.”

“The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived.”

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.”

“We are easily fooled by that which we love.”

“We never deceive for a good purpose; knavery adds malice to falsehood.”

“We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to them.”

“When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated.”

“When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

“Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.”

“With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.”

“With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.”

“Yeah, it never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good.”

“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 of the time.”

Knowing how to tell the difference between real and fake can change the course of some events.

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