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We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter.

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Denis Diderot

French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)

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    We are each our own worst critic and yet we somehow cannot accept constructive criticism? Why would one prefer a lie over a truth that allows us to find ways of improving oneself?
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tragamos con avidez cualquier mentira que nos halaga, pero poco a poco bebemos sorbos de una verdad que encontramos amarga.

nous avalons goulûment tout mensonge qui nous flatte, mais nous sirotons petit à petit une vérité que nous trouvons amère.

vi svelger grådig enhver løgn som flatter oss, men vi nipper litt etter litt på en sannhet som vi synes er bitter.

我們會貪婪地吞下任何使我們受寵若驚的謊言,但我們會逐漸at飲一個發現苦澀的真理。

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