It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground.
So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.
Trust not in him that seems a saint.
Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.
It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood.
As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
There is no quality so contrary to any nature which one cannot affect, and put on upon occasion, in order to serve an interest.
None are deceived but they that confide.
The people wish to be deceived; let them be deceived.
We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.
Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself.
Man is naturally deceitful ever, in every way!
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