Quotes: deceive

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
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    A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    English poet 1593-1633
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    Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    American historian 1800-1891
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    Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
  • Ronald Laing
    Ronald Laing
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    Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.

    Source: The politics of experience

  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.

    Source: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)

  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: ''You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.''
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
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