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Letter "D" » deception
«A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.»
«Deception is a cruel act... It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.»
«Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.»
«Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.»
«All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.»
«A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.»
«All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.»
Author: Sun Tzu
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, far and away
, far and near
, The Enemy
«By falsehood and deception, none have found Him. Whatever you plant, you shall eat.»
«A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.»
Author: Sun Tzu
, in operation
, military operation