Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Don't lie to me. Don't deceive me. Give me the truth. Even if it breaks me. A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie.
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.
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
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.
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.
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