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All warfare is based on deception. If your enemy is superior, evade him; if angry, imitate him; if equally matched, fight, if not, split and re-evaluate. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. - Leonardo da Vinci


All war is deception. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


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. - Elias Canetti


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. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


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


A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


Every protective self deception is a crevice in our psyche with a little demon lurking in it, ready to become an episode of unexplained anxiety when life threatens. The self deceptions which are designed to protect us from pain actually end up delivering more pain. We fortify our deceptions to protect them from the natural corrections of daily life. (Transformations) - Roger L. Gould


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. - John Wanamaker