Charles Caleb Colton Quote

We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both judge, jury, and executioner, and where sophistry cannot overcome the first, or flattery the second, self-love is always ready to defeat the sentence by bribing the third.


Remarks on the Talents of Lord Byron and the Tendencies of Don Juan (ed. 1823)

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We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both...

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We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both...

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We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both...

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We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both...