“For the history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidences that a truth is not hard to kill, and that a lie well told is immortal.”, Mark Twain
“The purpose of this blog is to get the facts and truth about the major causes of the 2008 financial crisis out there for all who are interested. Why? Because the liberals who have been in charge of our government since the crisis (and wrote the one-sided Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Majority Report), the FED, the SEC, and the banking regulators (who were all involved), the plaintiffs’ attorneys who want to sue everyone for losses from the crisis, the short-sellers who made a fortune coordinating their bets and driving markets and individual companies down (and don’t want to be blamed for that), and most of the mainstream media have been telling a lie; that reckless and greedy Wall Street and bankers were the primary cause of the crisis.”, Mike Perry, former Chairman and CEO, IndyMac Bank
Notable & Quotable: Mark Twain
Advice to the youth.
From Mark Twain’s essay “Advice to Youth” (1882):
You want to be very careful about lying; otherwise you are nearly sure to get caught. Once caught, you can never again be, in the eyes of the good and the pure, what you were before. Many a young person has injured himself permanently through a single clumsy and ill-finished lie, the result of carelessness born of incomplete training. . . . Think what tedious years of study, thought, practice, experience, went to the equipment of that peerless old master who was able to impose upon the whole world the lofty and sounding maxim that “Truth is mighty and will prevail”—the most majestic compound-fracture of fact which any of woman born has yet achieved. For the history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidences that a truth is not hard to kill, and that a lie well told.