We should not allow ourselves to be deceived by our outward show of ‘civilized’ manners and ‘cultured’ social behavior into believing that self-concern, desirous attachment, aversion, and indifference are steadily losing their hold over us. - Stephen Batchelor
All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; and all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds;and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere;and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry. (rahimullah) - Imam Shafi’i
Poverty has deceived many of us into believing that some people who are in that state love the food, clothes, places, and people that they do not even like. The same can be said about wealth. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
I have never deceived anyone, for I have never belonged to anyone. My independence was all my wealth: I have known no other happiness. - Cora Pearl
It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived. - Rene Descartes
Men are so stupid and concerned with their present needs, they will always let themselves be deceived.
As for Gussie Finknottle, many an experienced undertaker would have been deceived by his appearance and started embalming on sight. - P.G. Wodehouse
Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me - Marquis de Sade
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. - Frank Crane
What is a great success? You haven’t hurt anyone? That is a great success! You haven’t ignored any person? That is a great success! You haven’t lied? That is a great success! You haven’t deceived a person? That’s a great success! And now you see how very difficult to have a real success! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We lied to ourselves thinking in our minds we knew everything. We were deceived in believing that youthful enthusiasm could replace wizened maturity. - Anna M. Aquino
Technology offers great communication tools. Social media helps make connections. And, heart to heart conversations take place face to face and not over email, Whatsup, Facebook or Twitter. Don't be deceived. - Ana Ortega
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. - Samuel Johnson
The world loves to be deceived. - Franck Sebastian
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. —GALATIANS 6: 7 - Paul the Apostle
Let us never be deceived into thinking that the magnitude of our sin negates His grace, for grace just abounds all the more. - Kathy Herman "Never Look Back"
When you are nearer, you will understand how much your eyesight is deceived by distance. Therefore, push yourself a little harder. - Dante Alighieri
I fear the many faces, many personalities in me. Sometimes I fail to understand my self and become deceived by my various selves. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived. - Publilius Syrus
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. - Confucius
youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. - Aristotle
I loved you, I trusted you, but you lied to me, deceived my heart and poisoned my life.Now I'm corrupt, I hurt people all in rage of you, but I can't help it.I'm nothing to you now, never was, but your acting still made it hurt. So thanks to you, I hate you too, but my heart will always cry. - blank text
No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.
Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. - Oscar Wilde
I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion. - Neil Armstrong
All know that they must die; but many are deceived by picturing to themselves death at such a distance as if it could never come near them. - Alfonso Maria de Liguori
A man can deceive a women, so can a woman deceive a man; but if both are deceived its LOVE! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Courage is more important than to be deceived by shallow victory waiting for a delayed defeat. - Dejan Stojanovic
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. - Frank Crane
So long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice... - William Faulkner
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The world wants to be deceived. - Sebastian Brant
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth. - Socrates
The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived.
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived. - Jonathan Swift