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"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."
Thucydides (more quotes by Thucydides or books by/about Thucydides)
[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
Deception, Hope, Populism, Subservience