March 2, 2007: Aeschylus on unpleasant truths - 0 Comments

"Herald: I cannot gloss a lie with fair pretence / The best told lie bears but a short-lived fruit.

Chorus: Speak the truth plainly, if thou canst not pleasantly; / These twain be seldom wedded."
- Aeschylus (trans. Blackie), Agamemnon, 458 BC.


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