Quotations about   self-delusion

Note that not all quotations have been tagged, so the Search function may find additional quotations on this topic.



Our Passions, Ambition, Avarice, Love, Resentment &c possess so much metaphysical Subtilty and so much overpowering Eloquence, that they insinuate themselves into the Understanding and the Conscience and convert both to their Party. And I may be deceived as much as any of them, when I Say, that Power must never be trusted without a Check.

John Adams (1735-1826) American lawyer, Founding Father, statesman, US President (1797-1801)
Letter to Thomas Jefferson (2 Feb 1816)
    (Source)
Added on 3-Aug-16 | Last updated 3-Aug-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , ,
More quotes by Adams, John

Nations are never virtuous, though they might sometimes think they are.

Ian McEwan (b. 1948) English novelist and screenwriter
Solar (2010)
Added on 2-Aug-16 | Last updated 2-Aug-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , ,
More quotes by McEwan, Ian

Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) American physicist
“What Is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society,” lecture at the Galileo Symposium, Italy (1964)
Added on 31-Dec-08 | Last updated 27-May-19
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Feynman, Richard