Who you calling pusillanimous?

Aug 20, 2015 | Predicates and commas and whatnot

Lying is universal – we all do it. Therefore, the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others’ advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling.

…from On the Decay of the Art of Lying, by the uncredited seventh member of NWA, whose mustache is still the scourge of Compton.