A lie of omission is a method of deception and duplicity
that uses the technique of simply remaining silent
when speaking the truth would significantly alter the other person's capacity
to make an informed decision.
A person may cause evil to others
not only by his actions
but by his inaction,
and in either case
he is justly accountable to them
for the injury.
— John Stuart Mill
Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
— Henri Frederic Amiel
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
— Niels Bohr
(By) Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
— Leonard Cohen