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Honest Cynicism <– Lillian Hellman


Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

— Lillian Hellman, The Little Foxes (1939)

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in education, Humor, Philosophy

 

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It’s Still Lying


Even if what you say is technically true, if you knowingly leave a false impression, you are a liar

Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating truth.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Philosophy, Politics

 

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Never Be Offended


Never be offended by an honest opinion:
  • If the person is correct, then you have no room to complain,
  • and if they’re wrong, then it’s irrelevant, no threat anyway.
 
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Posted by on July 22, 2010 in Politics, sentience

 

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Humor is the Best Defense <- Horace


Quintus Horatius FlaccusWhat stops a man who can laugh from speaking the truth?

Horace, cited in P.J. O’Rourke’s book Parliament of Whores

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2009 in Humor, Politics, sentience

 

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