Quotes about cheating

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„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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„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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„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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„Gentlemen,
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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„Of Clemenceau he spoke in kindly terms. But when the name of Poincaré was mentioned, all the bitterness of his nature burst into a sentence of concentrated hatred. "He is a cheat and a liar," he exclaimed. He repeated the phrase with fierce emphasis. Poincaré disliked and distrusted him and the detestation was mutual.“

—  Raymond Poincaré 10th President of the French Republic 1860 - 1934

David Lloyd George recounting Woodrow Wilson's opinion of Poincaré in 1923, quoted in David Lloyd George, The Truth about the Peace Treaties. Volume I (London: Victor Gollancz, 1938), p. 241.
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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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