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Definition of Deception

Deception

  1. The act of deceiving or misleading.
  2. The state of being deceived or misled.
  3. That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.

Deception Quotations

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

Social engineering is using manipulation, influence and deception to get a person, a trusted insider within an organization, to comply with a request, and the request is usually to release information or to perform some sort of action item that benefits that attacker.
Kevin Mitnick

The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
Xun Zi

Obedience opens the door to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. And the spiritual gifts and abilities activated by the power of the Holy Ghost enable us to avoid deception - and to see, to feel, to know, to understand, and to remember things as they really are.
David A. Bednar

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
John Ruskin
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Deception Translations

deception in German is Verschleierung
deception in Norwegian is bedrag
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