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Definition of Self-Deception


  1. Self-deceit.

Self-Deception Quotations

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.
James E. Faust

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
David Bohm

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
Robert Motherwell

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
George Orwell

Being deeply knowledgeable on one subject narrows one's focus and increases confidence, but it also blurs dissenting views until they are no longer visible, thereby transforming data collection into bias confirmation and morphing self-deception into self-assurance.
Michael Shermer
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