04.12.2008

Lies (an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)

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 on 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. And if one gains the immediate purpose of a life–the price one pays is the destruction of that which the gain was intended to serve. The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on.

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One Response to “04.12.2008”

  1. If you are the one who controls what the world believes, is not the world a slave to you?

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