"Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves."
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"We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves."
"Life is the art of being well deceived."
"Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others."
"The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself."
"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another."
"To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified."
"It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
"The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others."
"The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart."
"We like to be deceived."
"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment."
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
"One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe."
"What shall he fear that does not fear death."
"That which is so universal as death must be a benefit."
"After your death you will be what you were before your birth."
"Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last."
"Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening."
"Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening."
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