On the Decay of the Art of Lying

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Publisher Description

In the essay, Twain laments the four ways in which men of America's Gilded Age employ man's 'most faithful friend'. He concludes by insisting that: the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1910
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
9
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
11.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Yesx....q ,

The types of lying

Well done.
And we certainly need more of the charitable sort, and less of the more pernicious version that infects the Public Square, and especially those we call “leaders”.

Jaden Lynn ,

On Decay of The Art of Lying

A truly hard hitting essay on the ancient art of lying done by Mark Twain

Rupert Smith II ,

Educate yourself

"“What chance has the ignorant uncultivated liar against the educated expert?”

(Reference the following expert industries: political, food industry, medical industry, educational industry, financial industry, news media industry...)

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