“To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed….” George Orwell defining “doublethink,” in 1984.
“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” H. L. Mencken
“There’s a sucker born every minute.” attr. P.T. Barnum
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln.