Lies Of Omission

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

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