White Lies


“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.”

– Ayn Rand

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6 comments on “White Lies

  1. Danielle de Bruyn

    Such a profound writer, she is one of my favourites.

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  2. Picture could have been that of a man. As the paragraph is about a man , being a woman writer , I do not thing she was referring to humanity.

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  3. This is very true!

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  4. Love this…! Lies totally bind the liar!

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  6. Indeed, a white lie is like a chain one has bind around his neck. Every lie he makes keeps the chain tighter. Until when can he keep himself from choking?

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