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Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
One of Satan's most deceptive and powerful ways of defeating us is to get us to believe a lie. And the biggest lie is that there are no consequences to our own doing. Satan will give you whatever you ask for if it will lead you where he ultimately wants you.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
There's a deceptive sin that can keep us from walking in love: pride. It's deceptive because when you have pride, you're usually too proud to admit it. I know this because I used to have teachings on pride and they didn't sell well.
The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.
Bryant H. McGill
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive, you could do more with it.
Sade's stuff is real deceptive. She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
If history, philosophy and so on vanish from academic life, what they leave in their wake may be a technical training facility or corporate research institute. But it will not be a university in the classical sense of the term, and it would be deceptive to call it one.
The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is the result of deceptive appearance.
The most deceptive course in football is straight at the goalposts.
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The permanent campaign is inherently deceptive.
If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie.
Science without respect for human life is degrading to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy, a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.
Obama has demonstrated no desire to make tough choices. Americans demand a more efficient, effective government, but his budget calls for more taxes and more spending. It employs deceptive accounting gimmicks but does nothing to tackle long-term entitlement problems, nothing to save Medicare or fix Social Security.
This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of waging defensive warfare.
Good writing is deceptive in that it hides its own artifice - it makes it seem easy.
As a measure of acting skills, film can be very deceptive.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Political commercials encourage the deceptive, the destructive and the degrading.
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