Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.
Bailey—Festus. Sc. Anywhere.

Perplexed and troubled at his bad success
The Tempter stood, nor had what to reply,
Discovered in his fraud, thrown from his hope.
Milton—Paradise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 1.

So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud
Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree
Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.
Milton—Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 643.

Some cursed fraud
Of enemy hath beguiled thee, yet unknown,
And me with thee hath ruined.
Milton—Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 904.

His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 78.