Quotes about cheating

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Best quotes about cheating

Uri Geller photo

„I can say with absolute certainty I do not cheat. I am not a magician.“

—  Uri Geller Israeli illusionist 1946

Geller, Uri "Geller: I can bend metal " Guardian, Wednesday November 8, 2000 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4087777,00.html

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„If you have the winning cards, why cheat?“

—  John McAfee American computer programmer and businessman 1945

Good Morning America (June 1991) when asked if he manipulated the results of his product’s virus detection percentage.

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George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax photo

„MANY Men swallow the being cheated, but no Man could ever endure to chew it.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

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„Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Good night!“

—  John Lydon English singer, songwriter, and musician 1956

At the end of the last Sex Pistols concert, Winterland Theater, San Francisco, California (14 January 1978)

„Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.“

—  Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Source: Wall and Piece (2005)

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„Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate“

—  Rick Riordan, book The Son of Neptune

Source: The Son of Neptune

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„Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once.“

—  Stephen King, book The Long Walk

Source: The Long Walk

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„Once you've started cheating, does it really matter what your methods are?“

—  Sophie Kinsella, book I've Got Your Number

Source: I've Got Your Number

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„As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945


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„To all these insanities will be added the most shameful—the intensified competition between male and female. We insist upon equal and full rights for women, but the servants of darkness will expel them from many fields of activity, even where they bring the most benefit. We have spoken about the many maladies in the world, but the renewed struggle between the male and female principles will be the most tragic. It is hard to imagine how disastrous this will be, for it is a struggle against evolution itself! What a high price humanity pays for every such opposition to evolution! In these convulsions the young generations are corrupted. Plato spoke about beautiful thinking, but what kind of beauty is possible when there is hostility between man and woman? Now is the time to think about equal and full rights, but darkness invades the tensed realms. However, all the dark attacks will serve a certain good purpose, for those who have been humiliated in Kali Yuga will be glorified in Satya Yuga. ...Let us remember that these years of Armageddon are the most intense, and one’s health should be especially guarded because the cosmic currents will increase many diseases. You must understand that this time is unique... It is near-sighted to think that if war is prevented all problems will be solved! There are those who think so and imagine that they can cheat evolution, not realizing that the worst war is in their own homes. However, there do exist places on Earth where evolution develops normally, and We are always there.“

—  Helena Roerich Russian philosopher 1879 - 1955


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„Each time I fail to think about death, I have the impression of cheating, of deceiving someone in me.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Source: The Trouble with Being Born

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You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
Yours truly,
Cornelius Vanderbilt“

—  Cornelius Vanderbilt American businessman, philanthropist, and tycoon 1794 - 1877

Said to be the entirety of a letter to Charles Morgan and C. K. Garrison, quoted in an obituary, "Commodore Vanderbilt's Life" (5 January 1877) New York Times. Stiles, in The First Tycoon (2009) doubts this. He notes that there is no earlier source, that Vanderbilt was no stranger to the courts, and that he never otherwise closed letters with "yours truly."

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„When you kill a man, you steal a life," Baba said. "You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Variant: When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
Source: The Kite Runner (2003)
Context: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

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„I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Standup Comic (1999)
Source: Annie Hall: Screenplay

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„I covet truth; beauty is unripe childhood's cheat; I leave it behind with the games of youth.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Source: Prose and Poetry

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„Every day when I wake I tell myself that it will be my last. If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it… And then, if you make it to bedtime, you feel the joy of cheating death out of one more day.“

—  Suzanne Collins, book Gregor the Overlander

Variant: You see, I tired of constant fear, so I made a decision. Every day when I wake I tell myself that it will be my last. If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it.
Source: Gregor the Overlander

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„Oh, don't cry, I'm so sorry I cheated so much, but that's the way things are.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov, book Lolita

Variant: Don't cry, I'm sorry to have deceived you so much, but that's how life is.
Source: Lolita

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Jenny Han photo

„I never once cheated on you. I never even looked at another girl when we were together.”

Conrad Fisher“

—  Jenny Han American writer 1980

Source: We'll Always Have Summer

W.C. Fields photo

„If a thing is worth having, it's worth cheating for.“

—  W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946

My Little Chickadee (1940)

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„Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.“

—  Laurell K. Hamilton, book Cerulean Sins

Source: Cerulean Sins

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„Making love without noise is like playing a muted piano-fine for practice, but you cheat yourself out of hearing the glorious results.“

—  David Levithan American author and editor 1972

Source: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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„Cheating and lying aren't struggles, they're reasons to break up.“

—  Patti Callahan Henry American writer

Source: Between The Tides

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„Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.“

—  Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989

Quote from People, 27 September 1976
Quotes of Salvador Dali, 1971 - 1980

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Scott Lynch photo

„When you can't cheat the game, you'd best find a means to cheat the players.“

—  Scott Lynch, book Red Seas Under Red Skies

Source: Red Seas Under Red Skies

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„Peace in international affairs: a period of cheating between periods of fighting“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

Variant: Peace: A period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
Source: The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

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„Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

As quoted in Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983), edited by Roger Taylor
Variant: Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.

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„Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitude. Pharisees — that is to say, friars.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.

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„As W. C. Fields once said: a thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.“

—  Steven D. Levitt American economist 1967

Source: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

„People generally didn't cheat in good relationships.“

—  Emily Giffin American writer 1972

Source: Something Blue

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Lewis Carroll photo

„Once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Source: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

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„A man's own self is the last person to believe in him, and is harder to cheat than the rest of the world.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

1900s, Love Among the Artists (1900)

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Eugène Edine Pottier photo

„The State oppresses and the law cheats.
Tax bleeds the unfortunate.
No duty is imposed on the rich;
The rights of the poor is an empty phrase.
Enough languishing in custody!
Equality wants other laws:
No rights without duties, she says,
Equally, no duties without rights.“

—  Eugène Edine Pottier French politician 1816 - 1887

L'État comprime et la loi triche
L'impôt saigne le malheureux
Nul devoir ne s'impose au riche
Le droit du pauvre est un mot creux
C'est assez, languir en tutelle
L'égalité veut d'autres lois
Pas de droits sans devoirs dit-elle
Égaux, pas de devoirs sans droits
The Internationale (1864)

Tim McGraw photo

„In response to Adarsh Housing Society incident - "There were flats reserved for the scheduled [lower] castes which we applied for and were allotted one of them. We paid the cost of the flat in full. But now it seems we have been cheated. They are neither giving [us] the flat nor any sign of returning our money."“

—  Uttam Khobragade bureaucrat 1951

India’s Devyani Khobragade advocated for women’s rights, accused in nanny scandal http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indias-devyani-khobragade-advocated-for-womens-rights-but-underpaid-her-nanny/2013/12/20/13e23688-69a2-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html, The Washington Post, 20 December 2013

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„It is in this sense that Franklin says, "war is robbery, commerce is generally cheating."“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Vol. I, Ch. 5, pg. 182 (on Benjamin Franklin)
(Buch I) (1867)

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„1090. Cheat me in the Price, but not in the Goods.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„As I have often said, electrons and gerbils don't cheat. People do.“

—  Martin Gardner recreational mathematician and philosopher 1914 - 2010

"Science: Why I Am Not A Paranormalist", in The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener (1983)

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„Let us teach ourselves and others that politics should be an expression of a desire to contribute to the happiness of the community rather than of a need to cheat or rape the community.“

—  Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011

New Year's Address to the Nation (1990)

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„And are there no laws of moral health? Can they be outraged and the penalty not paid? Let a man turn out of the bright and bustling Broadway, out of the mad revel of riches and the restless, unripe luxury of ignorant men whom sudden wealth has disordered like exhilarating gas; let him penetrate through sickening stench the lairs of typhus, the dens of small-pox, the coverts of all loathsome disease and unimaginable crimes; let him see the dull, starved, stolid, lowering faces, the human heaps of utter woe, and, like Jefferson in contemplating slavery a hundred years ago in Virginia, he will murmur with bowed head, 'I tremble for this city when I remember that God is just'. Is his justice any surer in a tenement-house than it is in a State? Filth in the city is pestilence. Injustice in the State is civil war. 'Gentlemen', said George Mason, a friend and neighbor of Jefferson's, in the Convention that framed the Constitution, 'by an inscrutable chain of causes and effects Providence punishes national sins by national calamities'. 'Oh no. gentlemen, it is no such thing', replied John Rutledge of South Carolina. 'Religion and humanity have nothing to do with this question. Interest is the governing principle with nations'. The descendants of John Rutledge live in the State which quivers still with the terrible tread of Sherman and his men. Let them answer! Oh seaports and factories, silent and ruined! Oh barns and granaries, heaps of blackened desolation! Oh wasted homes, bleeding hearts, starving mouths! Oh land consumed in the fire your own hands kindled! Was not John Rutledge wrong, was not George Mason right, that prosperity which is only money in the purse, and not justice or fair play, is the most cruel traitor, and will cheat you of your heart's blood in the end?“

—  George William Curtis American writer 1824 - 1892

1860s, The Good Fight (1865)

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„They all cheat sooner or later. You might as well have one who isn't a bore the rest of the time.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

How to Save Your Own Life (1977)

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