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.
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.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Liars share with those they deceive the desire not 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.
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
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.
The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay.
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