William Hazlitt On Invented Falsehoods

The quote below, could be applied to not my so-called president.

Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth.  - William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt – Critic, essayist, painter, philosopher

4 thoughts on “William Hazlitt On Invented Falsehoods

  1. Trump is different.
    He doesn’t lie to have fun like the people Hazlitt describes.
    He lies for more power than he already has, and this is quite different, and far worse psychologically, and since we are his intended victims, far worse for us as well.


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