Superstitious observances, self-deceit though of a more refined sort, will not in reality at all mend matters with us.
Their poor shifts at self-deceit are painfully familiar to us.
Hers was the solidest woman's heart I have ever met, and with it what facility in self-deceit.
There was no refuge in ascetic resolve, in the self-deceit of spiritual enthusiasm.
The serpent charms of self-deceit which he has so hugged are now broken.
Lady Pelham could allow for self-deceit in another's case, though she never suspected it in her own.
There was no longer any self-deceit as to connection with the Roman Church.
I do not think that men thus wilfully shut their eyes as we women do: they have not the same happy faculty for self-deceit.
I struggled hard asking myself if this was not self-deceit, but there was none, and I knew that if I said no it would be a lie.
And this strict scrutiny is no where more necessary, because there is no where more room for the operation of self-deceit.