„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.…"“

—  Brian Aldiss, livro Outside

Outside (1955)

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„I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„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

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„One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.“

—  Franz Kafka, livro The Zürau Aphorisms

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„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

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Contexto: 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.

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„Beware of language, for it is often a great cheat.“

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„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, livro The Kite Runner

Variante: 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.
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