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Reading the famous quote of Oliver Sacks, can we draw conclusions about liars?

"We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought." [Oliver Sacks]

If speech is part of thought, then maybe liars can begin making fallacious thoughts in the long run?

Are liars inclined to lie to themselves?

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I have seen this, but it's anecdotal observations. It may be that those who do not lie to themselves are more ina sociopathic direction, since they exercise a kind of malice. 'Plain liars' are, in a way, innocent of that kind of connivery. Also, welcome to CogSci.SE – New Alexandria Sep 13 '13 at 12:59
Warren Buffett, the master investor opined, "the CEO who lies to others in public will eventually start lying to himself in private." If a behavior becomes too ingrained, it becomes hard to control. – Tom Au Sep 13 '13 at 21:01
@NewAlexandria- I wish you could elaborate your thesis. – Ramit Sep 14 '13 at 15:54

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