"It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does."
"And men take care that they should."

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 24. This exchange between Jane and Elizabeth takes place after Charles Bingley suddenly ups and leaves Meryton and Jane. While Elizabeth is critical of Bingley and his sister, Jane refuses to attach bad motives to them. She believes that women’s vanity often leads to self-deceit and a woman thinking that a man likes them more than he does.