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 122013
 

It is easier to speak truth than to hear it.

Sep 112013
 

The most disinterested truth-seeker still angles for a world of greater rewards for disinterested truth-seekers.

Sep 042013
 

To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.

Aug 262013
 

If you think about whether you are genuine, too late.

Aug 202013
 

We are such accomplished liars because we get so much practice on ourselves.

Jun 132013
 

The greater good is evil: the larger truth is a lie.

May 162013
 

To listen to people with talent, you might almost believe that there is no such thing.

Apr 302013
 

The stupid delude themselves that anything is possible; the clever, that whatever they cannot do cannot be done.