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The Resource On the Decay of the Art of Lying

On the Decay of the Art of Lying

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On the Decay of the Art of Lying
Title
On the Decay of the Art of Lying
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Summary
On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring 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."
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Twain, Mark
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Humor (Nonfiction)
  • Nonfiction
  • Essays
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On the Decay of the Art of Lying
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:64250b09-7880-438c-8ca4-347d03b0f56c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620116715
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
On the Decay of the Art of Lying
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:64250b09-7880-438c-8ca4-347d03b0f56c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781620116715
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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