Famous Mislead Quotes On Success In Life

These mislead quotes will inspire you. Mislead to lead in a wrong direction or into a mistaken action or belief often by deliberate deceit or cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression about someone or something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mislead quotes, mislead sayings, and mislead proverbs.

Best Mislead Quotes

  1. “There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  2. “An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.” ~ Russell Baker
  3. “Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  5. “How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.” ~ Herbert Spencer

  6. “There’s a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.” ~ Michael Moore
  7. “Fallacious and misleading arguments are most easily detected if set out in correct syllogistic form.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  8. “I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.” ~ Leo Burnett
  9. “The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  10. “In the long run we are all dead.” ~ John Maynard Keynes

  11. “Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  12. “There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.” ~ Robert Foster Bennett
  13. “Spin’ is a polite word for deception. Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just ‘spinning a yarn’ – by making things up.” ~ Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  14. “Bush and Cheney were not misled by flawed intelligence; they used the flawed intelligence to mislead.” ~ David Corn

  15. “I was starting to realize the extent of the problem here: everyone is always lying to each other, and even when they’re trying to tell the truth, it can still be misleading or wrong. In fact, it almost always is wrong from at least one angle. I mean, the truth is really just a better class of lie.” ~ Frank Portman
  16. “Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
  17. “If we are leading but not closely following Christ, we are misleading.” ~ Beth Moore
  18. “One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word ‘I.'” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  19. “We also believe candour benefits us as managers. The CEO who misleads often in public eventually misleads himself in private.” ~ Warren Buffett

  20. “Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers
  21. “However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.” ~ Bob Filner
  22. “Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but its quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.” ~ Norman Tebbit
  23. “To mislead a rival, deception is permissable; one may use all means against his enemies.” ~ Cardinal Richelieu
  24. “Yes, I thought I was joining Manchester United, I was misled by all involved. I wasnt aware of another Manchester team” ~ Robinho

  25. “If you destroy the credibility of those people or institutions that could undermine your own, you create an opportunity for your voice, however irresponsible or misleading it may be, to gain traction.” ~ John Yarmuth
  26. “A newspaper has three things to do. One is to amuse, another is to entertain and the rest is to mislead.” ~ Ernest Bevin
  27. “My definition of fake news is a content-like object that is a story, an article, a video, a tweet that has been fabricated, completely invented out of thin air, intentionally for the purpose of misleading.” ~ Vivian Schiller
  28. “Not to take this web of dualities as a sign we are on the right track would be a bit like believing that God put fossils into the rocks in order to mislead Darwin about the evolution of life.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  29. “Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written in books; his patients should be his book, they will never mislead him.” ~ Paracelsus

  30. “We know that uncertainty creates anxiety and sometimes desperate attempts to find something to believe in. Uncertainty engenders real opportunity as well as misleading choices, great leaders as well as false messiahs, and new ways of understanding the world alongside hollow maxims and deceptive promises. Understandably, we seek guides and guideposts to ease the anxiety of the journey. But we also need to depend on our own insights and imagination to cultivate, from our own experience, a way to move forward.” ~ Alan Briskin
  31. “If there was an Olympics for misleading, mismanaging and misappropriating, this administration would take the gold. World records for violations of national and international laws. They want another four-year term to continue to alienate our allies, spend our children’s inheritance and hollow out our economy. We can’t afford another Republican administration.” ~ Dennis Kucinich
  32. “The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don’t even know you’re making.” ~ Douglas Adams
  33. “I don’t like the word ‘superstar’. It has ridiculous implications. These words – star, stupor, superstar, stupid star – they’re misleading. It’s a myth.” ~ Barbra Streisand
  34. “Evil men often easy to mislead, because they have spent so long deceiving that they no longer recognise the truth and mistake deseption for it.” ~ Dean Koontz

  35. “The idea of protoplasm, which was really a name for our ignorance, [is] only a little less misleading than the expression “Vital force”.” ~ John B. S. Haldane , Ignorance mislead quotes
  36. “Let people who have to observe sickness and death look back and try to register in their observation the appearances which have preceded relapse, attack or death, and not assert that there were none, or that there were not the right ones. A want of the habit of observing conditions and an inveterate habit of taking averages are each of them often equally misleading.” ~ Florence Nightingale
  37. “The Senate voted 97-0 for an anti-spam bill to stop those annoying things you get on your computer. The senators made it very clear that when you start misleading the American people and start taking their money over false promises, that’s our turf, buddy!” ~ Jay Leno
  38. “Demons were like genies or philosophy professors – if you didn’t word things exactly right, they delighted in giving you absolutely accurate and completely misleading answers.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  39. “Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible.” ~ Stonewall Jackson

  40. “The real world of American society is one which it is very misleading to call simply a democracy. Of course, it is in a sense a democracy, but it is one in which there are enormous inequities in the distribution of power and force. For example, the entire commercial and industrial system is in principle excluded from the democratic process, including everything that goes on within it” ~ Noam Chomsky
  41. “You have to steer a course between not appalling people, but at the same time not misleading them.” ~ David Attenborough
  42. “The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.” ~ Anita Brookner
  43. “A well-wrapped statistic is better than Hitler’s ‘big lie’; it misleads, yet it cannot be pinned on you.” ~ Darrell Huff
  44. “It’s a big mistake to try and mislead people. They will turn around.” ~ Warren Buffett

  45. “The countenance may be rightly defined as the title page which heralds the contents of the human volume, but like other title pages, it sometimes puzzles, often misleads, and often says nothing to the purpose.” ~ William Matthews
  46. “If anyone thinks he can help you, he will inevitably mislead you, and the less phony he is; the more powerful he is, the more enlightened he is, the more misery and mischief he will create for you.” ~ U.G. Krishnamurti
  47. “In my firm, we dealt in lies. Advertising is that … the skilful use of the truth to mislead, to spoil, to debase.” ~ Storm Jameson
  48. “How does Satan mislead us? By misquoting Scripture. By leading us astray. By getting us to make excuses instead of repenting.” ~ John Hagee

  49. “The longer I live, the more I am certified that men, in all that relates to their own health, have not common sense! whether it be their pride, or their impatience, or their obstinancy, or their ingrained spirit of contradiction, that stupefies and misleads them, the result is always a certain amount of idiocy, or distraction in their dealings with their own bodies! … either by their wild impatience of bodily suffering, and the exaggerated moan they make over it, or else by their reckless defiance of it, and neglect of every dictate of prudence!” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle
  50. “The longer I live, the more I am certified that men, in all that relates to their own health, have not common sense! whether it be their pride, or their impatience, or their obstinancy, or their ingrained spirit of contradiction, that stupefies and misleads them, the result is always a certain amount of idiocy, or distraction in their dealings with their own bodies! … either by their wild impatience of bodily suffering, and the exaggerated moan they make over it, or else by their reckless defiance of it, and neglect of every dictate of prudence!” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle
  51. “We all have a little weakness, which is very natural but rather misleading, for supposing that this epoch must be the end of the world because it will be the end of us. How future generations will get on without us is indeed, when we come to think of it, quite a puzzle. But I suppose they will get on somehow, and may possibly venture to revise our judgments as we have revised earlier judgments.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  52. “The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you’re not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I’m not perfect. I’m just like you. They don’t ask their public officials to be perfect. They just ask them to be smart, truthful, honest, and show a modicum of good sense.” ~ Ann Richards
  53. “A desirable advertisement will be reasonable, but never dull … original, but never self-conscious … imaginative, but never misleading.” ~ Fairfax M. Cone

  54. “… the embryological record, as it is usually presented to us, is both imperfect and misleading. It may be compared to an ancient manuscript, with many of the sheets lost, others displaced, and with spurious passages interpolated by a later hand. … Like the scholar with his manuscript, the embryologist has by a process of careful and critical examination to determine where the gaps are present, to detect the later insertions, and to place in order what has been misplaced.” ~ Francis Maitland Balfour
  55. “The copy of an ad is merely a punning gag to distract the critical faculties while the image of the product goes to work on the hypnotized viewer. Those who have spent their lives protesting about ‘false and misleading ad copy’ are godsends to advertisers, as teetotalers are to brewers, and moral censors are to books and films. The protesters are the best acclaimers and accelerators. Since the advent of pictures, the job of the ad copy is as incidental and latent as the ‘meaning’ of a poem is to a poem, or the words of a song are to a song.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  56. “I believe the old cliché, ‘God helps those who help themselves,’ is not only misleading but often dead wrong. My most spectacular answers to prayers have come when I was so helpless, so out of control as to be able to do nothing at all for myself.” ~ Catherine Marshall
  57. “The stumbling way in which even the ablest of the scientists in every generation have had to fight through thickets of erroneous observations, misleading generalizations, inadequate formulation, and unconscious prejudice is rarely appreciated by those who obtain their scientific knowledge from textbooks.” ~ James Bryant Conant
  58. “Documentary: That’s a sophisticated and misleading word. And not really clear… The term should be documentary style… You see, a document has use, whereas art is really useless.” ~ Walker Evans

  59. “National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we’re on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word “industry” is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense.” ~ Peter Weir
  60. “Kundalini is almost a misleading word, unless you define it as broadly as I do.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  61. “A man of purpose focuses on his destination, not his situation. Don’t let your situation mislead you!” ~ T. B. Joshua
  62. “People who are running for office mislead the American people by saying that there’s a three-point plan or a bumper sticker kind of way of bringing down gasoline prices. The fact of the matter is that nobody can do that. The price of oil is set on the global economy. People who have looked at this closely and hard know that’s the case.” ~ Ken Salazar
  63. “I think the attempt to draw a comparison between Iran and Syria is false, misleading and dangerous.” ~ Ehud Olmert

  64. “There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government.” ~ John F. Kerry
  65. “Emotions can certainly be misleading: they can fool you into believing stuff that is definitely, demonstrably untrue.” ~ Francis Spufford

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