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The danger that is open and honorable, intrepidity may face, and will in the end vanquish. But the ruffian, who stabs in the dark, men of courage and virtue are unprepared to resist: They are ignorant of his arts, and unsuspicious of his purposes, and they too often perish by the blow."

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Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.

The lies that the Pentagon Papers exposed were those mainly of Democrats.
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Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former US military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.

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All men are deceived by the appearance of things, even
Homer himself who was the wisest man in Greece; for he
was deceived by boys catching lice: they said to him, "What
We have caught and what we have killed we have left
behind, but what has escaped us we bring with us.
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Heraclitus

It is generally the fate of a double dealer, to lose his power and keep his enemies.

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Johnson

How to make an imaginary animal appear natural.
It is evident that it will be impossible to invent any animal without giving it members, and these members must individually resemble those of some known animal.
If you wish, therefore, to make a chimera, or imaginary animal appear natural (let us suppose a serpent); take the head of a mastiff, the eyes of a cat, the ears of a porcupine, the mouth of a hare, the brows of a lion, the temples of an ol...
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Leonardo DaVinci

As I've Always Said, Impeachment Is Off The Table
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Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is the 60th and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before being elected Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses.

A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco, since 1987. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House.

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the best way to sell a lie is to wrap it in some truth and a story
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Rob Kall www.opednews.com/rob

Amusement that is excessive and pursued only for its own sake allures and deceives us, and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave
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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, in Clermont-Ferrand, France - August 19, 1662, in Paris) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us through a pleasant road to our lives end.
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La Rochefoucauld Antoine de la Rochefoucauld, the second of this name, Seigneur de Chaumont-sur-Loire, served Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé as a knight (chevalier de l'ordre du Roi) and his chamberlain. 7 October 1552, he married Cécile de Montmirail, daughter of Étienne de Montmirail, seigneur de Chambourcy, maître des Requêtes and Louise de Selve.

He fought at the Battle of Jarnac on 13 March 1569, where the Prince de Condé was killed, and succeeded to withdraw his troops to Cognac. Charged by Gaspard de Coligny, he then took Nontron, 8 June.

It is generally the fate of a double dealer, to lose his power and keep his enemies.
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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] - 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and political conservative, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene.

Men are oftner treacherous out of weakness than out of any formed design."

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La Rochefoucauld

Men often do good, that they may be able to do ill with impunity."

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La Rochefoucauld

The danger that is open and honorable, intrepidity may face, and will in the end vanquish. But the ruffian, who stabs in the dark, men of courage and virtue are unprepared to resist: They are ignorant of his arts, and unsuspicious of his purposes, and they too often perish by the blow.
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Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.

'Tis as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it, as it is difficult to deceive others without being perceived."

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La Rochefoucauld

... never are we so easily deceived, as when we are contriving how to deceive others."

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La Rochefoucauld

..unless by force of eloquence they mean the force of truth, for then I do indeed admit that I am eloquent."

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Plato

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

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Aldous Huxley

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.

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William Blake

An English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".[1] His visual artistry has led one modern critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".[2] Although he only once journeyed farther than a day's walk outside London during his lifetime,[3] he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God",[4] or "Human existence itself".[5]

All warfare is based on deception.

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Sun Tzu

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Sun Tzu[1] is traditionally believed to have authored The Art of War, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy considered to be a prime example of Taoist thinking. Sun has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of The Art of War and through legend. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Sun's The Art of War grew in popularity and saw practical use in Western society, and his work has continued to influence both Asian and Western culture and politics.

Historians have questioned whether or not Sun was an authentic historical figure. Traditional accounts place him in the Spring and Autumn Period of China (722–481 BC) as a heroic general of the King of Wu who lived c. 544—496 BC. Scholars accepting his historicity place his supposed writing The Art of War in the Warring States Period (476–221 BC), based on the descriptions of warfare in the text. Traditional accounts state that his descendant, Sun Bin, also wrote a master treatise on military tactics.

But to see him in that way, how shall I be able to judge of his character? I shall merely see his outward appearance, look and mien; but as to the rest, Isabella, what trust can I put in it? These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within; the appearance is often a gay deceiver; what defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty!
And what fair exteriors conceal base souls! The eyes, no doubt, in this important choice of a husband, mus...
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Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 - 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called "the founder of French tragedy"� and produced plays for nearly forty years.

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