Nothing is so easy as to deceive one’s self; for what we wish, that we readily believe.

Demosthenes (384-322 BC) Greek orator and statesman
Third Olynthiac, sec. 19 (349 BC)

Alt. trans.: "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true."

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