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Deceive Quotes

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Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

 

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

While all deception requires secrecy,
all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
- Sissela Bok

I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public
in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that
has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today.
- Sarah Palin

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Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
- Bernard Baruch

I apologize for lying to you.
I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
- Spiro T. Agnew

The entertainment industry is encouraging young people
to defy and deceive their parents.
- Mike DeWine

In complete darkness we are all the same,
it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us,
don't let your eyes deceive you.
- Janet Jackson

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The easiest person to deceive is one's self.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
- Sissela Bok

Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
- Abu Bakr

Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both
nations in a carefully coordinated manner,
more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.
- Bianca Jagger

I think people deceive themselves about themselves,
particularly as they get older.
- Jeanette Winterson

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform.
But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty,
other things may come into play.
- Bridget Riley

His very chains helped to deceive him about the harshness of his service.
- Bruno Bauer

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love -
first to their advantage,
then to their disadvantage.
- Albert Camus

The senses deceive from time to time,
and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
- Rene Descartes

Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
- Bryant H. McGill

I think I can deceive people.
I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me.
And I don't have any bad intentions.
But I'm a bad girl too.
- Alicia Silverstone

You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
- Bodhidharma

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
- Alan Turing

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself,
were it possible.
- George Bancroft

Once again our cricketers have flattered to deceive in Australia.
- Ted Dexter

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman;
and however we deceive ourselves,
as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato

Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
- Johann G. Seume

The best way in the world to deceive believers is to
cloak a message in religious language and declare that
it conveys some new insight from God.
- Charles Stanley

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting -
it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
- Bo Bennett

Apparently Iran thinks that it can continue to deceive
the world in order to reach its goals.
- Moshe Katsav

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words,
but in the desire and intention, by false speaking,
to deceive and injure your neighbour.
- Jonathan Swift

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here,
but when I wake up it is not the same thing.
Most of all, don't deceive me with other women any more.
- Camille Claudel

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support.
Strength needs it far more.
- Madame Swetchine

A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs,
so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
- Marcel Proust

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
- Walter Scott

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
- Oliver Cromwell

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
- Voltaire

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps
them to deceive themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

It may not be impossible, but that our Faculties may be so construed,
as always to deceive us in the things we judge most certain and assured.
- Joseph Glanvill

With a fascist the problem is never how best to present
the truth to the public but how best to use the news
to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his
group more money or more power.
- Henry A. Wallace

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain;
its impressions are certain and dependable,
they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women
perpetually feign and almost never experience.
- Marquis de Sade

What is the difference between unethical and ethical
advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public;
ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and
chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody
who's going to deceive you.
I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves
more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends.
It is little better than a piece of quackery.
The truth is, we think of them as we please,
that is, as they please or displease us.
- William Hazlitt

A fool is one who goes on trusting;
a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience.
You deceive him, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you.
Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn.
His trust is tremendous; his trust is
so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense.
Don't try to create a wall of knowledge around you.
Whatsoever experience comes to you,
let it happen, and then go on dropping it.
Go on cleaning your mind continuously;
go on dying to the past so you remain in the present here-now,
as if just born, just a babe.
- Osho

First appearance deceives many.
- Ovid

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives,
but has no respect for himself.
He would make a dupe of himself too,
if he could.
- William Hazlitt

Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love;
it could not do so alone,
but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it,
it can do so.
- Franz Kafka

Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
- Phaedrus

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
- Plato

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
- Eliza Cook

Life is the art of being well deceived;
and in order that the deception may succeed it must
be habitual and uninterrupted.
- William Hazlitt

I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty
devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is
to take advantage of everyone.
- Camille Claudel

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
- Aristotle

Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms,
but very often he takes them for granted;
and in the latter case,
I think, he is sometimes deceived by them.
- Gilbert Murray

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love,
than in being undeceived by them.
- Lord Byron

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.
- Bernard Baruch

No section of the American populace has been more completely
deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth
from the people than America's youth.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold,
at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
- Camille Pissarro

The world loves to be deceived.
- Sebastian Franck

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
- Ben Jonson


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