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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1677
AUTHOR:Demosthenes (384?–322 B.C.)
QUOTATION:Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
ATTRIBUTION:DEMOSTHENES, Third Olynthiac, paragraph 19, Olynthiacs, Phillippics, Minor Public Speeches…, trans. J. H. Vince, p. 53 (1954).
SUBJECTS:Self-deception
 
 
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