The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
— Laurence Sterne

Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.
Giuseppe Mazzini beguiling quote

To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon, beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible.
— Jan Morris

...we took the 10 machines we agreed were the most beguiling, and we put them on permanent exhibit in the foyer of this library underneath a sign whose words can surely be applied to this whole ruined planet nowadays: THE COMPLICATED FUTILITY OF IGNORANCE
— Kurt Vonnegut

Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.
— beguiling quotation by Sebastian Smeey