quote by Benjamin Franklin

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

— Benjamin Franklin

Sensational Treachery quotations

The slow-rising central horror of "Watergate" is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.

This was no friendship, to forsake your friend, To promise your support and at the end Abandon him-this was sheer treachery. Friend follows friend to hell and blasphemy- When sorrow comes one's true friends are found; In times of joy ten thousand gather round.

Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill

Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.

It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery.

The tsar [Nicholas II] is not treacherous but he is weak.

Weakness is not treachery, but it fulfils all its functions.

I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.

May God have mercy on my soul for the deaths on my name and for the treachery I committed. Betrayal of God and country, what a sad and horrible thing it is.

Every evil screams only one message: 'I am good.'

No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted.

Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds, looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy To kings that fear their subjects treachery?

We have severely underestimated the Russians, the extent of the country and the treachery of the climate. This is the revenge of reality.

A traitor commits his crime but once. The rest/is retribution.

Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends;

they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.

The treacheries of ambition never cease.

Most of the verses written about praise in God’s Word were voiced by people who were faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations.

Treachery darkens the chain of friendship, but truth makes it brighter than ever.

Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity.

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny; flattery to treachery; standing armies to arbitrary government; and the glory of God to the temporal interest of the clergy.

While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.

It should be known that Israel is based on treachery.

Is this the final treachery of time, that the old become a burden upon the young?

It seems to me a fundamental dishonesty, and a fundamental treachery to intellectual integrity to hold a belief because you think it's useful and not because you think it's true.

Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death.

So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.

They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.

Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way.

When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

A man who becomes used to deluding himself, who fails to face his own faults with revolutionary honesty and even lies to himself, is the most likely to become a traitor, since lying is the beginning of treachery.

To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master And cried, 'All hail!' when as he meant all harm.

Oh for a tongue to curse the slave Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave, And blasts them in their hour of might!

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.

Politicians nowadays treat Americans like medical orderlies treat Alzheimer's patients, telling them anything that will keep them subdued. It doesn't matter what untruths the people are fed because they will not long remember. But in politics, forgotten falsehoods almost guarantee new treachery.

A political leader who desires to be useful to the revolutionary proletariat must be able to distinguish concrete cases of compromises that are inexcusable and are an expression of opportunism and treachery.

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