Appearances are often deceiving.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home.
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.
Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay.
Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
Instead of helping parents, these labels are deceiving parents.
My eyes must certainly be deceiving me. You look fabulous _ and I'm not talking the makeup.
The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
I guess her beauty is deceiving everyone. You may think that Hee-sun is like a princess all the time, but she is more like pretty boy in real life, ... She is really good at crying scenes. There must be a switch somewhere in her body to do that.
I think my appearance is a little deceiving, because I think I'm pretty wiry strong for a person my size.
The match score is a little deceiving. [North Allegheny coach] Dan Schall and I agreed that all three games could have gone either way.