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.
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.
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.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
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.
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
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.
Music is the one thing in which there is no use trying to deceive others or make false pretenses.
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.
The only real diplomacy ever performed by a diplomat is in deceiving their own people after their dumbness has got them into a war.
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient
Though dreams can be deceiving; like faces are to hearts, they serve for sweet relieving, when fantasy and reality lie too far apart.
Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves.
The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.
When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, that is when we join the fashionable madmen.
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