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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Deceit, Deceiver
Deceit and treachery make no man rich.  1
Deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure.  2
Deceiving a deceiver is no knavery.  3
He that accomplishes his ends by deceit shall render up his soul with anguish.  Turkish.  4
If a man deceive me once shame on him, if he deceive me twice shame on me.  5
It is an ill thing to be deceived, but worse to deceive.  6
It is my own fault if I am deceived by the same man twice.  7
Know how to deceive, do not deceive.  Modern Greek.  8
Men are never so easily deceived as while they are endeavoring to deceive others.  Rochefoucauld.  9
No deceit like the world’s.  10
Nothing is more easy than to deceive ourselves, as our affections are subtle persuaders.  Demosthenes.  11
Oh! what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive.  Sir Walter Scott.
One deceit brings on another.  13
The wretch that often has deceived,
Though truth he speaks is ne’er believed.  Phædrus.
There is a twofold pleasure in deceiving the deceiver.  15
There is no deceit in a brimmer.  16
There is no deceit in a bag pudding.  17
Who has deceived thee as often as thyself?  Franklin.  18
Who will not be deceived must have as many eyes as hairs on his head.  German.  19

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