„The easiest thing in the world is to convince yourself that you're right. As one grows old, it is easier still.“

—  Robert Ludlum, livre La Mémoire dans la peau

Source: The Bourne Identity

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écrivain américain 1927 - 2001

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„Listen. Listening is one of those dynamics that sounds like the easiest thing in the world to do, but in reality is one of the hardest.“

—  Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016

Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 87.
On Listening

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„The world grows old,
and growing old, withers away.“

—  Torquato Tasso, Aminta

Il mondo invecchia,
E invecchiando intristisce.
Act II, scene ii.
Aminta (1573)

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„In this world you're either growing or you're dying so get in motion and grow.“

—  Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937

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„[Command] is one of the easiest things in the world if a man only is lavish of the immense power which is by the military code granted to a Regimental commander.“

—  Charles P. Mattocks American soldier, lawyer and politician 1840 - 1910

Letter to his mother, in [Lorien Foote, The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy, https://books.google.com/books?id=d4kwDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA14, 5 October 2016, University of North Carolina Press, 978-1-4696-3056-4, 14–]

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„One, we are one with the song to-day,
One with the clover that scents the world,
One with the Unknown, far away,
One with the stars, when earth grows old.“

—  Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958

Unity, § II
The Golden Hynde and Other Poems (1914)
Contexte: Heart of my heart, we cannot die!
Love triumphant in flower and tree,
Every life that laughs at the sky
Tells us nothing can cease to be:
One, we are one with the song to-day,
One with the clover that scents the world,
One with the Unknown, far away,
One with the stars, when earth grows old.

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„Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force“

—  Auberon Herbert British politician 1838 - 1906

that grimmest and ugliest of gods that men have ever created for themselves out of the lusts of their hearts. You will find yourself hating and dreading all other men who differ from you; you will find yourself obligated by the law of the conflict into which you have plunged, to use every means in your power to crush them before they are able to crush you; you will find yourself day by day growing more unscrupulous and intolerant, more and more compelled by the fear of those opposed to you, to commit harsh and violent actions. You will find yourselves clinging to and welcoming Force, as the one and only form of protection left to you, when you have once destroyed the rule of the great principles.
Westminster Gazette (1893)

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„The easiest thing in the world is self-deceit; for every man believes what he wishes, though the reality is often different.“

—  Démosthenés ancient greek statesman and orator -384 - -322 avant J.-C.

Third Olynthiac http://books.google.com/books?id=n4INAAAAYAAJ&q="the+easiest+thing+in+the+world+is+self-deceit+for+every+man+believes+what+he+wishes+though+the+reality+is+often+different"&pg=PA57#v=onepage, section 19 (349 BC), as translated by Charles Rann Kennedy (1852)
Variants:
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
As quoted in The Routledge Dictionary of Quotations (1987) by Robert Andrews, p. 255
There is nothing easier than self-delusion. Since what man desires, is the first thing he believes.

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