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French philosopher 1909-1943
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring but still intending to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe in which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.Source: The Screwtape Letters (1942)
Danish-French Impressionist painter 1830-1903
Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
English writer 1709-1784
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
English writer 1667-1745
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
How much greater confidence has an advocate, retained with a large fee, in the justice of his cause! How much better does his bold manner make his case appear to the judges, deceived as they are by appearances! How ludicrous is reason, blown with a breath in every direction!Source: Pensees (1669)
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
American actor and director 1975-
In a movie we try to deceive. In theaters, as they say, the deceived are the wisest.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
American writer and criticus 1932-
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.
French author and filmmaker 1914-
It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
English writer 1778-1830
Life is the art of being well deceived.
Johann Gottfried Seume
German writer and poet 1763-1810
Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
Indian text in Sanskrit
The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
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