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

Nov 082016
 

The heartfelt periodic resolutions to give up a vice are no small part of its enjoyment.

Sep 232016
 

You never violate your principles: you only discover that they are not what you thought they were.

Aug 022016
 

Liars love to be lied to: indeed they insist on it.

Jul 132016
 

The facts lie chiefly in their arrangement.

Jun 092016
 

One becomes known as a liar by lying badly.

Mar 312016
 

To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.

Feb 082016
 

Arguable, adj.   What one is unwilling to argue about.

Jan 272016
 

Great rewards await those who supply the rich and powerful with reasons for whatever they were going to do in the first place.

Jan 112016
 

Rhetoric, n.  An argument that one is unwilling to believe and unable to refute. Cf. sophistry.

Dec 152015
 

Perspective, n. In argument: A diversionary tactic.