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Strong Words

By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man. – Immanuel Kant


Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably is pardonable.



Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

Clare Booth Luce


People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.

Malcolm Muggeridge


He who speaks the truth must have one foot in the stirrup.

Armenian proverb

and, last but not least

The world desires to be deceived; therefore it is

Petronius (?)