Quote Of The Day — November 12, 2013

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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10 Responses to Quote Of The Day — November 12, 2013

  1. Mrs AL says:

    We can all learn from this thought, Grouchy. Thanx for posting!

  2. Clyde says:

    Ayn Rand knew Obama BEFORE the asshat was born. Good one, GF.

  3. Buck says:

    I wonder if Rand knew Hillary by perchance…

  4. Garnet92 says:

    Liars, who needs them? I avoid them whenever possible. Sometimes we’re forced to work with them or socialize with them, but avoiding liars is good for one’s overall well-being.

    Why then do we keep electing them? I suggest that it’s because of the “birds of a feather” collection of voters who either liars themselves or because they’re ignorant and easily attracted to shiny things.

    A rhetorical question: how could an intelligent person who values truth vote for an Obama or a Hillary and accept being constantly lied to and treated as an intellectual inferior?

    Good one, Grouchman!

  5. Buck says:

    Closer to the truth, Garnet, is: How could an intelligent person vote for an Obama or a Hillary?
    Answer: An intelligent person couldn’t.

  6. CW says:

    Good quote, Grouchy.

    I believe people today fail to appreciate how evil lying is, partly because they’ve become accustomed to it and partly because they’ve learned to benefit from it. Bill O’Reilly’s producer did a segment asking people on the street if they forgive Obama for lying about Obamacare and most were forgiving or nonchalant. When people are so clueless and blasé after they are defrauded (or more importantly, when others are defrauded) it spells disaster for society. But I guess we already knew that.