delude oneself

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To maintain otherwise was to simply delude oneself, although Beirut was neither the sole culprit nor the exception to the vicious rule.
To pretend otherwise is to delude oneself and, to be fair, even Gordon Brown is not doing this.
She was shocked, but Hobsbawm explains that even then he believed "that one should not delude oneself even about the people or things one cared about most in life.
It is possible to delude oneself into seeing a positive image in the mirror, even when one isn't there.