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.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
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.
I think I can deceive people. I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don't have any bad intentions. But I'm a bad girl too.
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.
I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don't deceive me with other women any more.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
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.
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.
Looks can be deceiving.
If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home.
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.
I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older.
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
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