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self deception Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about self deception
  1. #1
    “In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth.”
  2. #2
    “They pretend to themselves they are in control of events where perhaps they are not. ”
  3. #3
    “And so tonight we’re going to make the lie true. ”
  4. #4
    ″‘He thinks great folly, child,’ said Aslan. ‘This world is bursting with life for these few days because the song with which I called it into life still hangs in the air and rumbles in the ground. It will not be so for long. But I cannot tell that to this old sinner, and I cannot comfort him either; he has made himself unable to hear my voice. If I spoke to him, he would hear only growlings and roarings. Oh Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good! But I will give him the only gift he is still able to receive.‘”
  5. #5
    “The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than any one.”
  6. #6
    “The mask of self-deception was no longer a mask for me, it was a part of me.”
  7. #7
    “It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.”