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SELF-DECEIT

Every man is his own greatest dupe.
      - William R. Alger

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe; but such expectations are often inconsistent with the real state of things.
      - Demosthenes

Who has deceived thee so often as thyself?
      - Benjamin Franklin

Many a man has a kind of a kaleidoscope, where the bits of broken glass are his own merits and fortunes; and they fall into harmonious arrangements, and delight him, often most mischievously and to his ultimate detriment; but they are a present pleasure.
      - Sir Arthur Helps

The coward reckons himself cautious, the miser frugal.
      - Henry Home, Lord Kames

We cheat ourselves in order to enjoy a calm conscience without possessing virtue.
      - St. Lambert

The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in his greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and of which he is most profoundly ignorant.
      - Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

From the beginning of the world to this day there was never any great villainy acted by men, but it was in the strength of some great fallacy put upon their minds by a false representation of evil for good or good for evil.
      - Bishop Robert South


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