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NUMBER: 1677
AUTHOR: Demosthenes (384?–322 B.C.)
QUOTATION: Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
ATTRIBUTION: DEMOSTHENES, Third Olynthiac, paragraph 19, Olynthiacs, Phillippics, Minor Public Speeches…, trans. J. H. Vince, p. 53 (1954).
SUBJECTS: Self-deception