„That house, whatever it was, was the embodiment of all the coldness in his mind. Harley said to himself: "Whatever has been done to me, I've been cheated. Someone has robbed me of something so thoroughly I don't even know what it is. It's been a cheat, a cheat.…"“
„I don't think tackling is at all acceptable these days... there are a lot of cheats in the game, too.“
— Tommy Smith (footballer, born 1945) Former English professional association footballer 1945
„London Bridge is safe and soundNo matter what you keep repeatingNothing's gonna drag me downTo a death that's not worth cheating“
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
„Power to the people
We don't want it
We want pleasure
And the TVs try to rape us
And I guess that they're succeeding
And we're going to these meetings
But we're not doing any meeting
And we're trying to be faithful, but we're
Cheating, cheating, cheating“
— Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980
„I don't think distributors are cheating or evil or anything like that, I just think that the business model is unsustainable so they truly don't have money.“
— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Context: I don't think distributors are cheating or evil or anything like that, I just think that the business model is unsustainable so they truly don't have money. There's just not much money in this particular model. 8m31s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eazIth4orfM#t=8m31s
— Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies
„The credulous man is father to the liar and the cheat; he lives in the bosom of this his family, and it is no marvel if he should become even as they are.“
— William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher 1845 - 1879
Context: The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs. Habitual want of care about what I believe leads to habitual want of care in others about the truth of what is told to me. Men speak the truth of one another when each reveres the truth in his own mind and in the other's mind; but how shall my friend revere the truth in my mind when I myself am careless about it, when I believe thing because I want to believe them, and because they are comforting and pleasant? Will he not learn to cry, "Peace," to me, when there is no peace? By such a course I shall surround myself with a thick atmosphere of falsehood and fraud, and in that I must live. It may matter little to me, in my cloud-castle of sweet illusions and darling lies; but it matters much to Man that I have made my neighbours ready to deceive. The credulous man is father to the liar and the cheat; he lives in the bosom of this his family, and it is no marvel if he should become even as they are.
„When . . . some leisurely passer-by stopped . . . and spoke of cheating, that was in its way the stupidest lie ever invented by indifference and inborn malice, since it was not the hunger artist who was cheating, he was working honestly, but the world was cheating him of his reward.“
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
"A Hunger Artist"
— Stefano Guazzo Italian writer 1530 - 1593
Del Conoscimento di se stesso, p. 457. Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 300.
— Peter Mere Latham English physician and educator 1789 - 1875
Book I, p. 138.
— W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
My Little Chickadee (1940)
„When you kill a man, you steal a life," Baba said. "You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?“
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Context: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
— Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004