Sunday, August 5, 2012

Of Flattery and Hypocrisy


"A lie concerning the personality of the person to whom it is told... is flattery. A lie concerning your own personality is hypocrisy.

"But just as nowhere is truth more necessary than in knowing oneself, and nowhere isdeception more harmful than here, so hardly any lie is more harmful than flattery."

(R' Samson Raphael Hirsch, Horeb paragraph 373)

Have a great day,

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