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  •  I've read *some* Montaigne. (1+ / 0-)
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    Prolific as Proust.  (I don't know if anyone could read all of Montaigne.)  But, unlike Proust and like Marcus Aurelius, a little goes a long way, especially when reading for meditation, not recreation.

    Lying is indeed akin to an art form, but it inevitably debases the liar, both to the self and everyone else.  So totally not worth it.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 12:55:00 PM PST

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    •  "art form" (0+ / 0-)

      I didn't mean to elevate lying to a noble art. We agree, there is nothing noble nor worthy about lying. Yet, some aspects of lying are now accepted and taught. It is an art form, but a dark one, and what I meant to do was to denounce it. Anyway, I agree with you.

      Thanks for joining the group. I don't know much of any of these writers. In the next weeks and months, feel free to comment and provide your perspective based on your reading knowledge.

      As noted in my diary, we're also trying to build a knowledge base of other authors that may be worth reading, with respect to the goals of the current project. Let us know anytime when you think of good additions to our wiki.

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