Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
There were no conditions, no vices, no lies, no deceit, no manipulation.
Ben Mikaeslen -- Touching Spirit Bear
Cyclopes are the most deceitful, treacherous-
Rick Riordan -- The Sea of Monsters
She had plenty to say about deceit, distress, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
Who’s more important —your father, or a deceitful goddess who used you, toyed with your emotions, manipulated your memories, eh?
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
He’s deceitful, heartless, and greedy.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
On June 10, 1965, its Medical Grievance Committee found Southam and Mandel guilty of "fraud or deceit and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine" and recommended that their medical licenses be suspended for one year.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother.
Henrik Ibsen -- A Doll’s House
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...maybe because she felt the same way about tears she did about deceit, hating herself for doing it,
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
If Rat told you, for example, that he’d slept with four girls one night, you could figure it was about a girl and a half. It wasn’t a question of deceit. Just the opposite: he wanted to heat up the truth, to make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly what he felt.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
I felt that you were false and deceitful.
Oscar Wilde -- The Importance of Being Earnest
...and weary of his deceit, and haunted by the fear that his mother would find the magazine, Jerry had sneaked it out of the house and dropped it into a catchbasin.
Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
And that cultivates deceit, for I don’t tell them I’m awake—O no!
Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The Yellow Wallpaper
I disliked their laughter and their tears, their flattery and envy, conceit and deceit.
Jean Rhys -- Wide Sargasso Sea
They can sense deceit.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Everything done to them—every cruel trick played, every deceit, every monster placed in their paths—it all had been part of an elaborate experiment.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
I felt as if our positioning was deceitful.
Kiera Cass -- The One
Why the ruses and deceit?
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
After hours of being treated as ungrateful and deceitful children, this stranger showed us remarkable sensitivity.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Deceit and treachery brought me to it, but her death is on my hands.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Then the girl has been disobedient and deceitful.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
She was deceitful, cunning, vicious.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy …. well, I told you there were not words invented yet to explain how great my brain is, but let me put it this way: the world is several million years old and several billion people have at one time or another trod upon it, but I, Vizzini the Sicilian, am, speaking with pure candor and…
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
As he spoke, he tiptoed slowly toward them with his arms outstretched and continued to whisper in a soft, deceitful voice," Now do come and stay with me.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
But what was more deceitful is that I hacked into my mom’s e-mail and answered the principal’s note about going to see a district counselor.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
For over ten years, I’ve been traveling every day to this bizarre world of lies and deceit.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
Deceits of the mind.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I hate that even though every ounce of anger in me is a result of his deceit, my body still responds to his touch.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
Father, who was incapable of practicing deceit or even recognizing it, took a long and earnest sniff.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
Do you know what I’m going to do to you two deceitful, unspeakable pigs?
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The white socks, the Mary Janes, the always-inadequate birthday present swathed in tissue paper, and the little girls with their assessing eyes, their slippery deceitful smiles, tartaned up like Lady Macbeth.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
For that, you repaid us with treachery, turning my own brother against his blood with your deceit.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
I almost felt deceitful, withholding, filling her in on what had taken place in Napa yet leaving out the important development that was going on inside of me.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
All her rebelliousness, her deceit, her folly, her dirty-mindedness — everything has been burned out of her.
George Orwell -- 1984
Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
At least we don’t have the deceit to say to ’cause yes you’re as good as we are but stay away from us.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
O, that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace!
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
They are gods of deceit who tell you to kill your fellows and destroy innocent children.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
Had she been a deceitful wife?
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Hated the bribe and the tease—the deceit.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
I knew that I could expect nothing but meanness, deceit, envy, intrigue, and ingratitude—the blackest ingratitude—in this house….
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
’You are a set of deceitful scoundrels!’ he said, turning to the others.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
So now they and their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong ways and deceitful ideas.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
She cannot accuse me of showing one bit of deceitful softness.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
Does that mean a life of deceit and laziness is easy too?
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
Nobody could deny the enormous good the modern Church did in today’s troubled world, and yet the Church had a deceitful and violent history.