Are we to resort to telling lies because some people, (even the people that are said to matter) prefer listening to and acting on lies and half-truths?
“Discernment is not knowing what is truthful and what is falsehood. Discernment is knowing true and half-true.”
C. H. Spurgeon (paraphrased)
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. (King James Version)
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will become wicked. (Amplified Bible)