"The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity"
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Gide
"There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact"
"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
"I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn't pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think and novelists to see what I could get away with. And, in the end, I distilled everything down to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hampton
"it's better to get something worthwhile done using deception than to fail to get something worthwhile done using truth."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda
"The path to the truth is found in the spaces between the lies."
Rain Bojangles's site -- http://www.myspace.com/rainbojangles
"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."
Christian Nevel Bovee
"The game plan was to establish the run and take advantage of the misdirection and deception of the double-wing, but that didn't work. So we started throwing the ball, and we felt like we were kind of picking apart their secondary, so we started going with it."
"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions."
Leonardo da Vinci
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
"Give up what appears to be doubtful for what is certain. Truth brings peace of mind, and deception doubt."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
"The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions"
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aiden_Wilson_Tozer
"People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?"
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy
"A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Cockburn
"The faculty of self-deception, essential requisite for anyone wanting to guide others"
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Tomasi_di_Lampedusa
"Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell