Appearances are deceptive.
There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.
The term bail-out is deceptive. They have people come up with euphenisms to hide reality
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constraining influences of life disappear among graceful women and poetical men; they are the most deceptive beings in creation; distrust and doubt cannot stand before them; they create what they imagine; if they do not lie to others, they do to their own hearts; for illusion is their element, fiction their vocation, and pleasures in appearance their happiness. Beware of grace in woman, and poetry in man -- weapons the more dangerous because the least dreaded!
Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey;
and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
Political commercials encourage the deceptive, the destructive and the degrading.
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity;
so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
Sade's stuff is real deceptive. She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie.
There's a deceptive sin that can keep us from walking in love: pride.
It's deceptive because when you have pride, you're usually too proud to admit it. I know this because I used to have teachings on pride and they didn't sell well.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive.
It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.
This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of waging defensive warfare.
The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is the result of deceptive appearance.