The man who practices the prophet's art is a fool; for if he happens to give an adverse answer, he makes himself disliked by those for whom he takes the omens; while if he pities and deceives those who are consulting him, he wrongs the gods.
Thought always deceives us, when it becomes a substitute for action. - Marty Rubin
Hope always deceives us when it becomes a substitute for action. - Marty Rubin
Memory is a sly devil that pretends to wear the cloak of truth, but deceives us both in our youth and our age. - Harley King
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden. - Phaedrus
A natural, polite smile deceives no one. - Ogwo David Emenike
Thinking always deceives us when it becomes a substitute for action. - Marty Rubin
Someone once said that love is the closest thing to magic that this world has, but magic enchants, deceives and casts a spell. - Donna Lynn Hope
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. - Plato
What use is of an eye to be open if it's not there to see! Shouldn't it rather be gauged or closed for it deceives? - Mapogo Chuene
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken. - François de La Rochefoucauld