Quote from Thucydides 

"For it is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for,
and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy."

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[Thoukudídês] (c.455-c.400 BC) Greek historian, author of the History of the Peloponnesian War
History of the Peloponnesian War p. 276  Book 4
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