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The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
What further helps to reveal reality is when our personal thinking ceases to take reality for granted.
Nothing is so deceiving as knowledge.
The notion of the perfect time is more than myth. It's the ultimate self-delusion.
The drinking parent lied to the sober parent
People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.
You are believing not in your god but in yourself if your god knows no better than you do...and yet, in this alone, I am afraid, you have already been fooling yourself.
I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.
As time moves on the line will blur. It will no longer seem to be the simplicity of good versus evil, but good versus fools who think they are good.
The truth is that our self-deceptive lies range from seemingly tiny untruths to massive life-altering falsehoods about reality.
Kitsch is the most pernicious of all prisons. The bars are covered with the gold of simplistic, unreal feelings, so that you take them for the pillars of a palace.
To live a lie may allow us to avoid the truth, but the real lie lays in believing that we can avoid the truth in the first place.
At the most basic level, self-deception is fooling ourselves into believing something that is false -- or -- not believing something that is true.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is.
I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is meI believe in my dance-- And my destiny
Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.
With enough mental gymnastics, just about any fact can become misshapen in favor to one's confirmation bias.
To understand yourself: Is that a discovery or a creation?
Here's to love at first sight, and here's to getting over it the moment you blink.
Lie long enough and eventually you'll believe yourself.
I think that before and after we kissed are two different timelines.
I'd like to believe that my kiss has made you see me in a whole different light.
You can deceive yourself with truth too. That's an even more dangerous dream.
I suppose we all lie to ourselves sometimes.
Perhaps the most tragic way that self-deception harms us is that we start believing our lies and we teach them to others.
A mask can hide you from others, but not from yourself.
The fine thing about pacts with the devil is that when you sign them you are well aware of their conditions. Otherwise, why would you be recompensed with hell?
If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.
Fantasy and drama appeal to us. They are socially acceptable and make you feel good about yourself. Moreover, you get rewarded for being cleverly ignorant.
When you are the problem, it's hard to see it.
One major cost of self-deception is that we use painful life experiences to justify being non-ideal versions of ourselves.
The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.
The truth is that pain is not inherently bad for us
Our covetousness for miracles and wonders leads into self-deception
The only difference between fiction and religion is that people don't kill themselves over fiction.
Being dishonest to himself is the biggest crime any human can make
A genius is no more—and no less—than someone who insists on the truth, while others face the other way.
Stop lying to yourself. When we deny our own truth, we deny our own potential.
Confirmation bias is the most effective way to go on living a lie.
If you say it very softly, with a smile, you can get away with saying almost anything, even the truth.
You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.
No matter how crazy or hard a man acts sometimes he has a soft side.
You only reveal your game plan when you know you're winning, or losing.
Does not people's preoccupation these days with drugs, alcohol, medication and self deception prove that the truth not only hurts, but it is torture to bear?
People hide truths about themselves from themselves. Such self-deception is a coping mechanism, and to one extent or another, most people begin deceiving themselves when they're children.
Reality blithely ignores the lies we tell ourselves about it.
In these circumstances they did what most of us do, and, being ignorant of the truth, persuaded themselves into believing what they wished to believe.