We all speak truth to power that we are sure will pay us no mind.
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.
To be perfectly sincere one must be very clever or very stupid.
No funny person has ever been described as having a good sense of humor.
The more you regard your life as a story the more you edit it.
It is easier to speak truth than to hear it.
The most disinterested truth-seeker still angles for a world of greater rewards for disinterested truth-seekers.
To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.
No one wants equality except with his betters.
If you think about whether you are genuine, too late.
We are such accomplished liars because we get so much practice on ourselves.