Machiavellian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old machiavellian quotes, machiavellian sayings, and machiavellian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is never just disagreement but always intellectual dishonesty that is the apologist's worst enemy. And its apprentice is ignorance.     

Criss Jami

The hallmarks of a dishonest society are cash for silence, non-disclosure agreements and the illegal removal of rights of those in the know.     

Steven Magee

Dishonesty is like a boomerang. About the time you think all is well, it hits you in the back of the head.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itself.     

Baltasar Gracian

If you wear a mask for too long, there will come a time when you can not remove it without removing your face.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

It is as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it, as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding out.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.     

John Locke

It's hard to believe that unscrupulous people would take advantage of the public's generosity at times like these, but it does happen.     

Sam Reed

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.     

George Bancroft

The most effectual way to be deceived is to believe oneself more cunning than one's neighbors.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

There was certainly a dishonesty there that I think is totally regrettable and inexcusable. The ringleading, the bullying: not totally true.     

Lance Armstrong

Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Dishonesty increases disorder exponentially. It's hard enough to communicate when you're telling the truth.     

Karen Marie Moning

Dishonesty, lack of integrity catches up with you.     

Dawn Steel

Lies will always stand out in the light of the day.     

Anthony T. Hincks

Dishonesty is like an incurable disease, some people have it and which is why they miss the bigger picture when it comes because they invest in lies     

Tare Munzara

Dishonesty is not only the destroyer of beauty, but of what beauty creates, even out of ugliness understanding. Dishonesty is the extinguisher of understanding, and understanding is the foundation of compassion     


Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes.     

Thomas Carlyle

Hatred and dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.     

Luc De Clapiers

Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.     

George A. Knight