All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.
Deception is a cruel act... It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.
All war is based on deception.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.
The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Abortion is the greatest deception that has plagued the black church since Lucifer himself.
To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
I thought girls would be impressed because I had read a big dictionary. I guess I thought it would get their attention when I told them I was sesquipedalian. One look down at my feet usually dispelled the deception though.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
In all of history, we have found just one cure for errora partial antidote against making and repeating grand, foolish mistakes, a remedy against self-deception. That antidote is criticism.
Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.
A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious.
Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.