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

Sep 112015
 

No one thinks to correct hypocrisy by aligning his beliefs with his actions.

Aug 212015
 

Now we celebrate human diversity, having spent the last few millennia obliterating it.

Aug 132015
 

Man is the only animal that cheats at solitaire.

Jul 032015
 

The unhappy man has the recompense of not being told that his unhappiness is a delusion.

Jun 302015
 

The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.

Jun 192015
 

To catch one lie is to see one cockroach.

Apr 282015
 

When people say that you’re consistent they mean that you’re deranged.

Apr 212015
 

When I’m serious I’m partly joking, and when I’m joking I’m entirely serious.

Apr 142015
 

The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.

Apr 072015
 

The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.