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.
  • Bernard Baruch
    Bernard Baruch
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    Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
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    As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
    Source: Bridget Riley: dialogues on art
  • Bernard Baruch
    Bernard Baruch
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    Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
    Source: Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (14 June 1946)
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    English poet 1593-1633
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    Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    American historian 1800-1891
    George Bancroft
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    Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
  • Bo Bennett
    Bo Bennett
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    Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
  • 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)
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck
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    In a movie we try to deceive. In theaters, as they say, the deceived are the wisest.
  • 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.
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