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.
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.
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.
Appearances are deceiving.
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.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
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.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
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.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy.
Appearances often are deceiving.
As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
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.
The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.
The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.
The only real diplomacy ever performed by a diplomat is in deceiving their own people after their dumbness has got them into a war.
Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves.
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