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Daemon
Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 1:27:47 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot (1819-1880)



The above quote comes from Adam Bede--Book Two--Chapter XVII--1859. The quote is in the fifth paragraph.


In Which the Story Pauses a Little


So I am content to tell my simple story, without trying to make things seem better than they were; dreading nothing, indeed, but falsity, which, in spite of one's best efforts, there is reason to dread. Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. The pencil is conscious of a delightful facility in drawing a griffin—the longer the claws, and the larger the wings, the better; but that marvellous facility which we mistook for genius is apt to forsake us when we want to draw a real unexaggerated lion. Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings—much harder than to say something fine about them which is NOT the exact truth.



Adam Bede--by George Eliot--1859


Please thank www.gutenberg.org for the above quote in context and the complete story.


pleace out, >^,,^<
MTC
Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 8:47:52 AM
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Easy to commit, difficult to maintain.
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 9:37:09 PM

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The former can be easy to handle, the latter very difficult to find.
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