He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.
The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
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He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
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.
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!
A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.
You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
Thing are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never deceived us.
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
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.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman.
A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
The easiest person to deceive is one's self.
It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.
His very chains helped to deceive him about the harshness of his service.
Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
Волк в ове́чьей шку́ре.
Literature is a defense against the attacks of life.
It says to life: You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.
They deceive themself and thus us; merchants and tycoons of the world. Evil has gone from bad to worse for a worthless reward.
To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
What I like about experience is that it is such an honest thing.
You may take any number of wrong turnings; but keep your eyes open and you will not be allowed to go very far before the warning signs appear. You may have deceived yourself, but experience is not trying to deceive you. The universe rings true wherever you fairly test it.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. 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.
Never deceive a friend.
Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.
It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.
Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate.
Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them; they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition.
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering.
There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?
A miracle is an event which creates faith.
That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
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.
It is true that there are exercises that can strengthen the 'muscle' that enable us to push back the bounds of acceptation. But these are relatively unimportant. The real problem is that we are trapped in misconceptions that always deceive us, as the matador's cape deceives the bull; that continue to deceive us a million times over the course of a lifetime. Wittgenstein once said that traditional philosophy causes a form of mental cramp, and that the aim of his philosophy was to remove this mental cramp, or to 'show the fly the way out of the bottle'. Our misconceptions involve the passive fallacy and notion that consciousness is a plane mirror that cannot lie about the world it reflects.
The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other