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|Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little |
institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, ...
Mcilvanney, William The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to
|Mencken, H. L. I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty |
enough to want to force it upon anyone. - Mencken, H. L. The truth that survives is
simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe. - Mencken, H. L. Lying is not only ...
|“I had to live among people whose view of the events of the time seemed almost |
insane to me,” Mencken recalled, “and whose concept of honor, ... Mencken
signed off with “The truth that survives is the lie that it is pleasantest to believe.
|The indexical nature of personal accounts makes the issue of “truth” problematic. |
The “truth” may merely refer to one's belief. As H. L. Mencken stated, “The truth
that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe” (cited in Shibles 1985,
|They have grown to school age now and have done much more than survive: |
they are learning — for all their handicaps — to ... But most live at home with their
mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, who have somehow "muddled through,"
relying heavily, in the long run, ... Graham knew it, too, and came right back with "
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing/ Ever a child can do! ... The best protection
for this boy is the truth at all times. ... They simply came about in the course of the
|A pleasanter place to live in than Brueton's Bayou could not easily be found. ... |
the time she is a child ; but she rejects him, and marries a man whom her mother
and she believe to be related to a duke, but who turns out to be a burglar. Little
Tu'penny's gradual awakening to the truth of who and what this scoundrel is, and
his treatment of her is well described. ... well and simply told, although the author
falls into the mistake of making all his characters, whatever may be their
|Never, never, could I believe it; and snatching it up hastily, I showered kisses |
upon the picture's face. ... For a month I lay prostrate with brain fever, the death
angel waving her white pinions over my burning brow ; but I was spared to live. ...
I was not unmindful of such kindness; my lightest wish was his command, and for
all this, a smile, or simple " Thank you," was all he ... decided that a drive into the
open country would be the pleasantest way of again introducing me to the outer
|subterfuge after subterfuge, till, in a moment of inspired desperation lie |
suggested a Eoyal Commission which should both ... only survive by superior
cunning, he foresaw that its appointment, with power to take evidence and extract
the truth without ... uninformed Englishmen and Englishwomen began to believe
in the false prophets ; the Anti-Opium League became, ... Some, doubtless, did ;
others were glad of an opportunity to see the East under the pleasantest of
auspices and at the ...
Francis Ellingwood Abbot, William James Potter, Benjamin Franklin Underwood - 1875 - Read - More editions
|With the return of general prosperity, we cannot but believe that the friends of The |
Index will enable it to do more than merely sustain the high reputation it ... The
simple denial of Orthodoxy is a very negative and Unsatisfactory style of
information for the children. ... We do not remember a pleasanter, more enjoyable
, or more successful gathering of' the kind .... itself into a purer and truer form, and
that its essential truth survives them all, is something not understood by such
minds, which, ...
|Read the preface and note that this book is precisely what its title suggests; it consists of hundreds of notes—some only a few lines in length, some running to several pages, all reflecting a rigorous and exhilarating mind and ...|