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If I can, by a lucky chance, in these uneasy days, rub out one wrinkle from the brow of care, or beguile the heavy heart of one moment of sadness; if I can, how and then, prompt a happier view of human nature, and make my reader more in good humor with his fellow-beings and himself, surely, I shall not have written in vain.
— Washington Irving —

There are indeed many wonders, and with regard to the stories people tell one another, it may be that such tales go beyond the true account and, embellished with iridescent lies, beguile them.

— Pindar

Beauty to beguile, spies to ensnare, and gold, always gold, to tempt, to trap, to control.

— Karen Azinger

Whatever capacity she possesses to supernaturally beguile a human soul-and she possesses many-she liked his clear-sightedness too well, to blind him that way.

— Clive Barker

Parted lovers beguile absence by a thousand chimerical devices, which possess, however, a reality of their own. They are prevented from seeing each other, they cannot write to each other; they discover a multitude of mysterious means to correspond. They send each other the song of the birds, the perfume of the flowers, the smiles of children, the light of the sun, the sighings of the breeze, the rays of stars, all creation. And why not? All the works of God are made to serve love. Love is sufficiently potent to charge all nature with its messages.
Oh Spring! Thou art a letter that I write to her.

— Victor Hugo

To beguile the time, look like the time.

— William Shakespeare

Come and take choice of all my library and so beguile thy sorrow.

— William Shakespeare

Tis the strumpet's plague
To beguile many, and be beguiled by one.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

O woman! thou wert fashioned to beguile:
So have all sages said, all poets sung.

— Jean Ingelow

Music, Music for a while Shall all your cares beguile. Alexander's Feast

— John Dryden

Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

— Clarence Darrow

I am not merry, but I do beguile the thing I am by seeming otherwise.

— William Shakespeare

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