You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
There is a smile of love, And there is a smile of deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet.
Imagination travels faster than sight. Deceit comes in through the ears, but usually leaves through the eyes.
Man is naturally deceitful ever, in every way!
Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself.
We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.
Some people may believe that their conscience is enough to guide them not to lie, be deceitful or do the other things God has commanded us not to do. I disagree.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.
The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favor,