Quotes of Deceptive

“ When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact. ”

- Arthur Conan Doyle

“ Lying is done with words and also with silence. ”

- Adrienne Rich

“ On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see. ”

- Lord Byron

“ But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. ”

- Bible

“ One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ When you get through all the phony tinsel of Hollywood, you find the genuine tinsel underneath. ”

- Fred Allen

“ Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies. ”

- George Herbert

“ Shew me a lyer, and I'le shew thee a theefe. ”

- George Herbert

“ It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived. ”

- John Locke

“ Diplomacy: lying in state. ”

- Oliver Herford

“ We have what I think we call the smoking gun,... The additional evidence clearly demonstrates the testimony Mr. Galloway provided the sub-committee was false and misleading. ”

- Norm Coleman

“ The rule seems to be that those who find no difficulty in deceiving themselves are easily deceived by others. They are easily persuaded and led. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ It's a deceptive and deceitful campaign,... Domestic violence is not on the ballot. Alcohol is not on the ballot. Marijuana is on the ballot. ”

- Charlie Brown

“ But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand. ”

- Ernest Holmes

“ It did not occur to me that I might be a writer until I flunked out of my first year as a chemistry major, and found work as an apprentice writer of Volkswagen ads. ”

- Peter Carey

“ The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself — in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity — is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word industry is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense. ”

- Peter Weir

“ I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit… ”

- Thomas Paine

“ It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves… have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. ”

- John Burroughs

“ Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ”

- Solomon

“ Appearances are deceptive. ”

- Aesop

“ Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous. ”

- Erin Pizzey

“ 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. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it. ”

- Vaclav Havel
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