Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
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The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
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What we wish, that we readily believe.
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To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
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A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.
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You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
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Demosthenes

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