All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Life is the art of being well deceived.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
All war is deception.
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of individual's and society's self-deception.
Art is the most beautiful deception of all! And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.