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“It is more from carelessness about truth, than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood in the world.”
“There never was a hypocrite so disguised, but he had some mark or other still by which he might be known.”
“There are lying looks, as well as lying words; dissembling smiles, deceiving signs, and even a lying silence.”
“The ordinary manner of spending their time, is the only way of judging of people's inclination and genius.”
“... the most censorious are generally the least judicious; who, having nothing to recommend themselves, will be finding fault with others. No man envies the merit of another, that has any of his own.”
Ellin Devis, English grammarian, headmistress
(1746 - 1820)