Croire

Il s'en croit beaucoup = He thinks a great deal of himself.

C'est à n'y pas croire = It is not to be believed; It is so extraordinary (incredible, preposterous) that we can hardly believe it.

A l'en croire il a eu tous les prix = If he is to be believed he won all the prizes.

Et chacun croit fort aisément Ce qu'il craint et ce qu'il désire.” = The wish is father to the thought.

[LA FONTAINE, Fables, i. 6. Le loup et le renard.

Compare 2 Henry IV., iv. 5.

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.”--CÆSAR, iii. 18.]