The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it."
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.frank crane
I know the colour of that blood; it is arterial blood; I cannot be deceived in that colour; that drop of blood is my death-warrantI must die.john keats
The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.Edwin Arlington Robinson
Those who seek education in the paths of duty are always deceived by the illusion that power in the hands of friends is an advantage to them.henry adams
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enoughfrank crane
The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.joan robinson
Röhm deceived himself when he thought that his closeness to Hitler would allow him to survive while other German homosexual men were being persecuted. Röhm was not murdered because he was homosexual, but the fact that he was so gave his enemies a means of turning Hitler against him and securing his destruction.ernst röhm
The number of different optical phenomena has become in our time so great that caution must be taken so as to avoid being deceived, and also to refer the phenomena to the simple laws.joseph von fraunhofer
Like an audience entertained by a magician, we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality.al gore
Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it.elbert hubbard
When anyone tells me, that he saw a dead man restored to life, I immediately consider with myself, whether it be more probable, that this person should either deceive or be deceived, or that the fact, which he relates, should really have happened. I weigh the one miracle against the other; and according to the superiority, which I discover, I pronounce my decision, and always reject the greater miracle. If the falsehood of his testimony would be more miraculous, than the event which he relates; then, and not till then, can he pretend to command my belief or opinion.David Hume
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know, because they have never deceived us.samuel johnson
"Do not be deceived by the way men of bad faith misuse words and names ," the Black Pope was saying, and now his head was quite powdered with snow. "It used to be only the English who excelled in the deception of words. Then the French went even beyond them, and now the whole world is adept at it."r. a. lafferty
The experience we have in Courts of justice leads us to know that persons who trade without due caution often find their hopes deceived: they find in the result that they have parted with goods for which they never can obtain the money.
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.john locke
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Still I hear a voice saying that the gods cannot be deceived, neither can they be compelled. But what if there are no gods? or, suppose them to have no care of human things.
The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.john milton
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters , nor adulterers , nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind , nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards , nor revilers, nor extortioners , shall inherit the kingdom of God.
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness , solemnity for science , and pomposity for erudition.Charles Caleb Colton
Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee.