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Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that work on others count ...
The vain man does not wish so much to be prominent as to feel himself prominent; he therefore disdains none of the expedients for ...
A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under w ...
Self-deception is nature; hypocrisy is art.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
In sane moments we regard only the facts, the case that is.
I am looking over Self Control again, & my opinion is
confirmed of its being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written
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To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discr ...
The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the s ...
So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his ...
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