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Whose Lying?

In point of fact what is interesting about people in good society- and M. Bourget rareiy moves  out of the Fauboug St. Germain, except to come to London, is the mask that each one of them wears, not the reality that lies behind the mask. It is a humiliating confession, but we are all made of the same stuff.

Wilde, Oscar.  “The Decay of Lying.” Intentions.  New York: Brentano’s, 1905.  14-15. Print.

Notes: people do not present their true self, no one is exception to this rule. Sarcasm near the end?