If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it’s quite conscious.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
The united voice of millions cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.
When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
Dishonesty is a forsaking of permanent for temporary advantage.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Half the people in America are faking it.
You are never so easily fooled as when trying to fool someone else.