1.) "If you believe that deceivers are colorful folk who mislead with elaborate lies and tall tales, you are greatly mistaken."
2.) "If you yearn for power, quickly lay honesty aside, and train yourself in the art of concealing your intentions."
Hey guys, I was unable to understand what this one author meant by these quotes, even as directly stated. I was wondering if you're able to explain.
For the first quote, does it mean that Deceivers do not try as much when deceiving, as in telling a simple lie, Rather than taking the time and wasting their time in coming up with a perfect detailed lie? Does he intend to say that the best deceiver is the one that gets to the point and keeps things quick resulting in better success rate of his own interests? Or could it mean that the best deceivers lie by not telling the whole truth resulting in my next question..
2.) Although overall, it's a bad case to be caught lying. What do you think of not lying, yet not telling the full truth either? Is this another alternative? Is there a certain term for this?
I would appreciate some feedback.