Quotes by deceive
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The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does.
English writer 1778-1830
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please - that is, as they please or displease us.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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.
Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
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