quote by Marshall B. Rosenberg

All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Successful Trickery quotations

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.

It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.

The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached.

No, life has not disappointed me. On the contrary, I find it truer, more desirable and mysterious every year -- ever since the day when the great liberator came to me: the idea that life could be an experiment of the seeker for knowledge -- and not a duty, not a calamity, not trickery.

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.

We heard stories about fakery and decoys at revivals. I never personally saw any trickery.

There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.

I do not pray. . . . I do not expect God to single me out and grant me advantages over my fellow men. . . . Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility.

Lobbying is the world's second - oldest profession.

...History shows that ... (people) can be deflected from their natural tendencies by artful propaganda, bogus crises, or other political trickery.

Good advertising should give the reader essential facts about the product or company advertised and should do so engagingly without trickery or hogwash.

A business model that relies on trickery is doomed to fail.

And not only the pride of intellect, but the stupidity of intellect.

And, above all, the dishonesty, yes, the dishonesty of intellect. Yes, indeed, the dishonesty and trickery of intellect.

All war is murder, robbery, trickery, and no nation ever escaped losses of men, prosperity and virility. War knows no victor.

Credulity forges more miracles than trickery could invent.

Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.

It was one of the primary rules of thievery.

When hiding, sneaking, and trickery are all out, the correct answer is "run like hell."

Of course I'm trying to trick you! That's the way of the world, Baudelaires.

Everyone runs around with their secrets and their schemes, trying to outwit everyone else.

A political philosophy (often called "political science" by practitioners who are not averse from verbal trickery) must deal with contemporary realities. If it does not, if it is charged with "ideals," it is merely a variety of romantic fiction, although it may not be recognized as such.

Storytelling: the world's second oldest profession.

No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed!

... the whole sickening trickery in life -- the idea that one cannot fight for one's humanity without, ironically, losing it ... that trickery is the real enemy and the very essence of the thing we must continually be on our guard against.

Through ignorance, through faith, through intelligence, through trickery and cunning, through illumination, the reader rewrites the text with the same words of the original but under another heading, re-creating it, as it were, in the very act of bringing it into being.

In the struggle for supremacy the various political parties outdo each other in trickery, deceit, cunning, and shady machinations, confident that the one who succeeds is sure to be hailed by the majority as the victor. That is the only god--Success. As to what expense, what terrible cost to character, is of no moment.

The magic of drama is infinitely more powerful than the magic of trickery.

It is as available to the conjurer as it is to the actor. The only difference is that actors take it for granted, whereas few conjurers are even aware that it exists.

A Warrior of Light never resorts to trickery, but he knows how to distract his opponent.

You know you can usually solve almost any problem, or you'll realize you can't, but usually you can solve almost any problem through some sort of trickery one way or another and get the shot to work, but you know when to give up.

Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.

Denied the outlet, through play, of his energies, he recoiled upon himself and developed his mental processes. He became cunning; he had idle time in which to devote himself to thoughts of trickery.

Trickery succeeds sometimes, but it always commits suicide.

We believe in a moral code. Communism denies innate right or wrong. As W. Cleon Skousen has said in his timely book, The Naked Communist: The communist 'has convinced himself that nothing is evil which answers the call of expediency.' This is a most damnable doctrine. People who truly accept such a philosophy have neither conscience nor honor. Force, trickery, lies, broken promises are wholly justified.

Yet is beauty the pleasing trickery that cheateth half the world.

Exploitation and manipulation produce boredom and triviality;

they cripple man, and all factors that make man into a psychic cripple turn him also into a sadist or a destroyer.

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