One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating
To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity
You can't cheat the public for long.
If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
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