To get within reach of this plea, it follows that self-deception is almost always integral to the act of lying.
The world of selling is a particular haven of deception, and self-deception is the most priceless asset of all.
This is wishful thinking pursued to the point of deception and self-deception .
Ignorance, self-deception and false consciousness are not taken care of by any techniques of reconciliation.
I think that self-deception is, in a wealthy society, the main way that people overcome scarcity.
Later, after she makes her complaint, she sees her complaint for what it is - layers of self-deception and sin.
There is no question of self-deception or hypocrisy here.
The printed word is no match for intransigence and self-deception , however, so the papers keep stacking up as the crisis deepens.
Their most enduring lesson, of course, is in the art of lying and self-deception .
Jane remarked on men's capacity for self-deception