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Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. - Demosthenes

One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground. - Baltasar Gracian Y Morales

It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty. - George Eliot

The soft speeches of the wicked are full of deceit. - Periander

The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself. - Hitopadehsa

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause. - Aeschylus

Sincerity is an opening of the heart, found in very few people. What we usually see is merely a cunning deceit to gain another's confidence. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. - Sir Noel Coward

The purpose of polite behaviour is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender, and concealment: these are not virtues. The goal of the mannerly is comfort, per se. - June Jordan