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Don’t be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes. ~ Camille Pissarro.

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Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived. ~ Sissela Bok.

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Do not be deceived by impostors. ~ Clayton M. Christensen.

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I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception… I have deceived my friends – and I had millions of them. ~ Charles Van Doren.

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We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. ~ Samuel Johnson.

Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted. ~ William Hazlitt.

Who naught suspects is easily deceived. ~ Petrarch.

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The world loves to be deceived. ~ Sebastian Franck.

Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms, but very often he takes them for granted; and in the latter case, I think, he is sometimes deceived by them. ~ Gilbert Murray.

Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances – men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea! ~ William Booth.

It is better to be deceived by one’s friends than to deceive them. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life. ~ Taylor Caldwell.

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The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth. ~ Emil Cioran.

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One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli.

Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived? ~ Joseph Butler.

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines. ~ Simone Weil.

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most. ~ Marguerite Duras.

All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma. ~ Kazuo Ishiguro.

Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived. ~ Johann G. Seume.

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

Even though we are deceived, still believe. Though we are betrayed, still forgive. Love completely even those who hate you. ~ Sun Myung Moon.

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I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone. ~ Camille Claudel.

I’m not deceived by people, because I don’t pay attention to people. ~ Yves Saint Laurent.

You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools. ~ Giacomo Casanova.

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself? ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Let not then any one deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God. ~ Ignatius of Antioch.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough. ~ Frank Crane.

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius.

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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. ~ Aristotle.

My heart aches for America and its deceived people. ~ Billy Graham.

Nothing can astound an American. It has often been asserted that the word ‘impossible’ is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple; and as for mechanical difficulties, they are overcome before they arise. ~ Jules Verne.

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It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived. ~ Rene Descartes.

No section of the American populace has been more completely deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth from the people than America’s youth. ~ Francis Parker Yockey.

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The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. ~ Rene Descartes.

Through language, we can tell the truth and hear the truth spoken, just as we can be deceived. Sometimes it’s a painful realization: we can be lied to. As I write, I think of myself as putting my eye under oath, so that what I write is the truth about my characters. ~ Michael Cadnum.

The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

Who would not rather trust and be deceived? ~ Eliza Cook.

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned; or that she only was Deceived, for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly, he became the greater Transgressor. ~ Mary Astell.

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them. ~ Lord Byron.