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Although he was suspected of trickery by many, was often challenged, and had an army of rivals and imitators, all available records show that Chabert was beyond a doubt the greatest fire and poison resister that ever appeared in London.
~ Harry Houdini.

Authentic treachery is found when we abandon ourselves, becoming deaf to the whispers of our spirits and blind to the powerful potential therein.
~ Joaquin Mariel Espinosa.

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.
~ Pete Seeger.

History is nothing but a pack of tricks we play on the dead.
~ Voltaire.

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images.
~ John Shirley.

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
~ Ivan Goncharov.

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.
~ Françoise Sagan.

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.
~ Harry S. Truman.

Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
~ Mason Cooley.

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli.

Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
~ Charles Caleb Colton.

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater.

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
~ Angela Carter.

Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
~ Storm Jameson.

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
~ Will Rogers.

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

We know all those facts about Florida and what Katherine Harris did, and the private firm that took African-Americans off the voting rolls and prohibited them from voting. But I've been surprised in this first week how many average Americans were not aware of all of the trickery and deceit that took place in the year before the election to fix it for George W. Bush.
~ Michael Moore.

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
~ Jean Anouilh.

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

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