quote by Mark Twain

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.

— Mark Twain

Unusual the big con quotes that are about pro and con

Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.


Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.

How carelessly imperial power vivisected ancient civilizations.

Palestine and Kashmir are imperial Britain's festering, blood-drenched gifts to the modem world. Both are fault lines in the raging international con�icts of today.

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.

The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.


Racism will disappear when it's no longer profitable, and no longer psychologically useful. And when that happens, it'll be gone. But at the moment, people make a lot of money off of it, pro and con.

Pro and con are opposites, that fact is clearly seen.

If progress means to move forward, then what does congress mean?

Donald Trump is not a Republican. Donald Trump is not a conservative. Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history, basically a con job, where he's trying to take over the Republican Party by telling people he's someone who he is not.

Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy.

Who is going to believe a con artist? Everyone, if she is good.


Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.

This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con.

I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times.

The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world.

First you take people's money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.

The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall.

It's an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons.

People dressed up like me, at the comic-con in San Antonio. It's very rewarding.


If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons.

You may think I'm doing this without taking the time to really think it through, and you're absolutely right. It would take me the rest of my life to think this thing through. But it's while you're thinking, while you're weighing the pros and cons, that life goes on. It passes by you while you're doing nothing. - Arthur

I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.

Me volví loco, con largos intervalos de horrible cordura.


Can't you read? The score demands 'con amore,' and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!

Do you believe you can know yourselves if you don't somehow con- struct yourselves? Or that I can know you if I don't construct you in my way? And can you know me if I don't construct you in my way? We can know only what we succeed in giving form to.

Faith is a choice like any other. If you're picking a career or a husband - or deciding whether to have a baby - there are feelings and reasons pro and con out the wazoo. But thinking it through is - at the final hour - horse dookey. You can only try out.

No sound system. No band. No guitar. No entertainment. No cushioned chairs. No heating or air-con. Nothing but the people of God and the word of God. And strangely, that's enough. God's Word is enough for millions of believers who gather in house churches... Jungles... Rainforests, and middle-eastern cities. But is his Word enough for us?

The conjuror or con man is a very good provider of information.

He supplies lots of data, by inference or direct statement, but it's false data. Scientists aren't used to that scenario. An electron or a galaxy is not capricious, nor deceptive; but a human can be either or both.

The Con Is On - The Con Is On (previously titled The Brits Are Coming) is a 2018 heist comedy film directed by James Oakley and co-written by Alex Michaelides and Oakley

San Diego Comic-Con - on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It was founded

Con Man - Con Man may refer to: Confidence man, a practitioner of confidence tricks Con Man (web series), an American comedy web series created by Alan Tudyk Freelance

Con Air - Con Air is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Simon West, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars

Con-way - Con-way, Inc. (NYSE: CNW) was an American multinational freight transportation and logistics company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Joy-Con - Joy-Con are the primary game controllers for the Nintendo Switch video game console. They consist of two individual units, each containing an analog stick

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Confidence trick - beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men') at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". Synonyms include con, confidence game, confidence

DEF CON - DEF CON (also written as DEFCON, Defcon or DC) is one of the world's largest and most notable hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Roman Catholic Church is an institution for whose gains the phrase "ill-gotten" might have been specially invented. And of all its money-making rip-offs, the selling of indulgences must surely rank among the greatest con tricks in history, the medieval equivalent of the Nigerian Internet scam but far more successful.

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.

Me han dicho que eso de sentirse feliz sin felicidad solo funciona con cocaína.

Por desgracia no es bueno para la salud. Además de muy caro. Hum, e ilegal, desde luego. Así que mejor sigo siendo desgraciada y espero a encontrar alguna razón para poder ser feliz.

Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances of high molecular weight we are still a long way from having determined the chemical characteristics and the constitution of proteins, which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms.

I've never been to Comic-Con, but I'm certainly aware from this side of the Atlantic that it's a very important part of film marketing now, even when the films are not directly linked to a comic.


The one sure mark of a con, though, is the promise of free money.

Every time I go to Comic-Con, I'm jacked.

I want to dress up and walk the floor and answer questions, because I'm excited about it. It's like making new friends.

We live in a bubble sometimes, and you can get out of touch with your fans.

You go to the studio, you come home. But coming to Comic-Con is a real opportunity to connect with the people that made your show happen and are responsible for its continued success. It's really humbling.

If you want to go on the floor, go in disguise because otherwise you won't be able to. I would just put on a full Darth Vader costume and walk through Comic-Con so I can actually check it out and enjoy it as opposed to being approached by everyone, which is lovely, but it gets very difficult to enjoy because there's so many people there.