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Anna Karenina
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  • Except deceit and lying nothing could come of it now; and deceit and lying were opposed to his nature.
  • Except deceit and lying nothing could come of it now; and deceit and lying were opposed to his nature.
  • He vividly recalled all the constantly recurring instances of inevitable necessity for lying and deceit, which were so against his natural bent.
  • He recalled particularly vividly the shame he had more than once detected in her at this necessity for lying and deceit.
  • Vronsky could not understand how she, with her strong and truthful nature, could endure this state of deceit, and not long to get out of it.
  • But every time he began talking to her, he felt that the spirit of evil and deceit, which had taken possession of her, had possession of him too, and he talked to her in a tone quite unlike that in which he had meant to talk.
  • I know him; I know that he’s at home and is happy in deceit, like a fish swimming in the water.
  • Anything’s better than lying and deceit.
  • There is no deceit she would stick at.
  • He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit.
  • All this was falsehood, disgusting, irreverent deceit.
  • And owing to the bent of his character, and because he loved the dying man more than anyone else did, Levin was most painfully conscious of this deceit.
  • And he knows all that; he knows that I can’t repent that I breathe, that I love; he knows that it can lead to nothing but lying and deceit; but he wants to go on torturing me.
  • At the time he left the university he was fond of science, took an interest in humanity; now one-half of his abilities is devoted to deceiving himself, and the other to justifying the deceit.
  • And most of all, the deceitfulness; yes, the deceitfulness of intellect.
  • But she wouldn’t be deceitful, and she did a fine thing.
  • And most of all, the deceitfulness; yes, the deceitfulness of intellect.
  • Can he be going to stay the night?" she wondered, and the thought of all that might come of such a chance struck her as so awful and terrible that, without dwelling on it for a moment, she went down to meet him with a bright and radiant face; and conscious of the presence of that spirit of falsehood and deceit in herself that she had come to know of late, she abandoned herself to that spirit and began talking, hardly knowing what she was saying.

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  • I’ll never forget her deceit.
  • Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
    Demosthenes

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