Lying

To a quite unwreckable Lie,
To a most impeccable Lie!
To a water-tight, fire-proof, angle-iron, sunk-hinge, time-lock, steel-faced Lie!
Not a private hansom Lie,
But a pair-and-brougham Lie,
Not a little-place-at-Tooting, but a country-house-with-shooting
And a ring-fence-deer-park Lie.
—-Kipling

Mar 222019
 

To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.

Mar 052019
 

It is dishonest to make a special point of not lying.

Mar 042019
 

Inversion marches under the banner of Equality.

Feb 262019
 

Nothing is more depressing than an unceasing barrage of uplift.

Feb 112019
 

Attacks on good are bilge: praise for trash is poison.

Feb 042019
 

Those who profess indifference to what others think ought to advertise it less.

Jan 292019
 

If you can convince a man to believe nothing, you can convince him to believe anything.

Dec 122018
 

What matters is not the size of the lie but its endless repetition: we imagine a big lie is easier to swallow because there is no point in wasting the propaganda apparatus on a small one.

Dec 052018
 

Commiseration, n.   The feeling of relief that there are some problems you don’t have.

Oct 242018
 

The man at pains to conceal his enviable qualities will be envied for his modesty.