Quotation Explorer - 'Deceive'

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! - Sir Walter Scott
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable. - Voltaire
A man can deceive a women, so can a woman deceive a man; but if both are deceived its LOVE! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
You can deceive yourself with truth too. That's an even more dangerous dream. - Erich Maria Remarque
1 Corinthians 3:18-19Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become 'fools' so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. - Anonymous
To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can. - Carl Jung
Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does. - Karl Germain
Those who believe that where great personages are concerned new favors cause old injuries to be forgotten deceive themselves. - Niccolò Machiavelli
When the dead departed, they took away any falsehoods that they might have allowed us to believe while alive; we who are left behind have to embark on a different life, since the dead are no longer here to help us deceive ourselves. - Yiyun Li
You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. - Abraham Lincoln
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. - Mark Twain
I won't lie—I don't care.And you should quit trying to deceive yourself because I can tell by the way you show no desire to do anything but complain about the issue that you don't honestly care either. - Richelle E. Goodrich
To love, you close your eyes. To do good, you deceive oneself. To be honest, you ditch oneself. To be good, you have to transcend all the three ideas. - Harshit Walia
Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. - Criss Jami
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. - Demosthenes
Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I was taught to deceive by a great deceiver. Jenny will embrace me as a good man. Just as you did...before tonight. - Ken Cruickshank
Our thoughts deceive us more than our senses. - Marty Rubin
Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts. - Alice Miller
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
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
Your words may be heard but your attitude will be felt. Your attitude reveals your character so never try to deceive anyone with mere words. Word/Talk is cheap but character is key. It costs nothing to be authentic. Learn to be a man or woman of substance! - Kemi Sogunle
The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little goodevidence. - Carl Sagan
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. - Peter J. Tanous
Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare. - Guy de Maupassant
Let whoever can do so deceive me, he will never bring it about that I am nothing, so long as I continue to think I am something. - René Descartes
We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do. - Margaret MacMillan
Being dependent on this world will lead to betrayal. It will deceive us at the right time. It is better to depend on a pillow; at least it will not move away from us at the right time. The one that is living will move away. - Dada Bhagwan
Success makes me happy, but it doesn’t give me peace. Because I do believe that success is not enough for our cause. We are born to struggle and nothing must deceive us. - M.F. Moonzajer
When you slice the truth too thin, you deceive. - Eileen Wilks
The truth reveals itself in the most innocent of ways. You can lie and deceive, attempt to bury that which you wish to remain unseen. Yet the truth flourishes, rising from it's prison to stand tall for all to see. - D. Alma
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. - Eric Hoffer
Do not deceive yourself. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Therefore do not deceive yourself! Of all deceivers fear most yourself! - Søren Kierkegaard
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
A lie has forgiveness. A deceive doesn't. The difference is in lying to protect and deceiving to harm. - Eulália Marques
How can you trust only yourself when your eyes can blind you, your ears deceive you, when you speak that which you don’t mean, and do that which you planned against? - Kyle Schmalenberg
we deceive ourselves if we believe we can hold on to old models as "ideologies whimper off to a shallow grave in prolonged agony of people, institutions and cultures. - Said E. Dawlabani
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every divine promise is built upon four pillars; God's justice or holiness, which will not suffer Him to deceive; His grace or goodness, which will not suffer Him to forget; His truth, which will not suffer Him to change; and His power, which makes Him able to accomplish.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
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
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