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The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
If anyone is unwilling to descend into himself, because this is too painful, he will remain superficial in his writing. . . If I perform to myself, then it’s this that the style expresses. And then the style cannot be my own. If you are unwilling to know what you are, your writing is a form of deceit.
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