Pay special regard to the most obvious, most widely disseminated, most often repeated nonsense — it is the loyalty test.
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.
When addressed “with all due respect”, duck.
To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.
It is dishonest to make a special point of not lying.
Inversion marches under the banner of Equality.
Nothing is more depressing than an unceasing barrage of uplift.
Attacks on good are bilge: praise for trash is poison.
Those who profess indifference to what others think ought to advertise it less.
If you can convince a man to believe nothing, you can convince him to believe anything.
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.