And, after all what is a lie? 'Tis but The truth in masquerade.
Thus in a pageant-show a plot is made; And peace itself is war in masquerade.john dryden
I suggest that US foreign policy can still be defined as "kiss my ass or I'll kick your head in." But of course it doesn't put it like that. It talks of "low intensity conflict..." What all this adds up to is a disease at the very centre of language, so that language becomes a permanent masquerade, a tapestry of lies.Harold Pinter
Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade.john dryden
3 InvisibleSun 11:27, 9 April 2007 (UTC) 3 Kalki 08:22, 12 April 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4. 2 Zarbon 23:35, 22 April 2008 (UTC) 3 Arjen Dijksman 13:52, 5 April 2009 (UTC) 2 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC) During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. ~ Howard Thurman (date of death, exact date of birth unknown)
The fake news merchants are a step ahead, thanks to techniques that allow them to mask their location, masquerade as local activists and purchase political ads in countries’ local currencies to dodge rules against foreign influence.Mark Scott
Whether the nymph shall break Diana's law, Or some frail china jar receive a flaw, Or stain her honour, or her new brocade, Forget her pray'rs, or miss a masquerade.Alexander Pope
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.lord byron