arcana imperii :: the book of j


refreshing our memory

«clean your finger before you point at my spots.»
~benjamin franklin

«with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.»
~charles dickens

«the only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!»
~tennessee williams

«a hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. he would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.»
~william hazlitt

«the true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity»
~andre gide

«ignorance is natural. stupidity takes commitment.»
~solomon short

«how many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. the most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum.»
~joseph joubert

«it is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.»
~william g mcadoo

«silence is the virtue of fools.»
~francis bacon