Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)
What about you Laurens, did you think you were right ? Personally, I like to think I'm right because I know I am often wrong.
"I'm not fooled by that," you reply. "It's easy to see through the poor smokescreen of your false modesty."
All right I am hiding my real intention which is to gain world dominance and I can only achieve this by admitting I'm wrong ; after all who would believe, never mind follow, someone who always thinks and says - it is, though I may err, usually a man - "I am always right."
By accepting that I am wrong I am therefore right which makes me quite frightening whether I'm right or wrong.