Quotes of deceit

  1. I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit – Lucien Bouchard
  2. 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. – Giacomo Casanova
  3. Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality. – Pierre Corneille
  4. It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit – Noel Coward
  5. We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption. – George Creel
  6. When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit – John Dryden
  7. During times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. – George Orwell
  8. In times of universal deceit telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. – George Orwell
  9. It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique. – John Scott
  10. I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism. These are historical facts that cannot be altered. – Moshe Sharett
  11. The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous- so it won't go away will it? – Clare Short
  12. The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user. – John Tillotson
  13. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection. – Henry A. Wallace

Usage examples for deceit

  1. Upon his face was the stamp of a rather wild and retiring character, although treachery and deceit were by no means wanting. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  2. But I hate uncertainty, and I loathe deceit and here we are at the mercy of both, while my grandfather is so taken up with the joy of arranging everything, which von Kerber very cleverly leaves to him, that he simply won't listen to me when I suggest the need of more definite information. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  3. Fisher declares: " There is no room for the suspicion of deceit – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  4. Let me tell you, girl: I have been fighting in the open, against treachery and deceit fighting always under cover. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  5. So young, and such deceit – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Had she been at home and in a good humour, she would have accorded a real one, no doubt; so the deceit was quite harmless. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  7. Herbert did not answer, for he understood that his guide was not telling the truth, and he did not like falsehood or deceit – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. She began to plan, only to break off- it seemed in some way to be deceit – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. " He has lost me by his deceit – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  10. When it is finally revealed, I believe the elaborate preparation- even the wide deceit involved- will be fully justified in the minds of the American people. – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  11. " I can conceive it," she answered, very gently, her eyes downcast; " and now that I know the motives that impelled you, I almost love you for that deceit itself, for it seems to me that it holds some quality well worthy of devotion." – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  12. He certainly here practised deceit – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  13. " No. The least grain of deceit of temporising, you call it- spoils everything. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. Doubtless they might have forced her, but deceit furnished a better way. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  15. He could not counterfeit so deep my eyes Would find no bottom to deceit – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  16. Your words are not words of truth, but of deceit – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. At first, of course, old Pretend was all for packing off Principia for teaching his child deceit – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  18. It is as if they despised language, and made use of it only because they believe that it is an instrument of deceit – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  19. And one finds that, after all, in this world of deceit we are most of us that which we look like. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  20. When one once gets started into deceit there seems to be no end- but go quick! – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish