During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
— George Orwell

The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
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When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
— John Dryden

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
— Bible

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
— deceit quotation by Evelyn Waugh