Bacon tries his best to convince his readers and compels them to speak the truth. Then he talks about lies.
But I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not show the masques and mummeries and triumphs of the world half so stately and daintily as candle-lights.
He wrote many essays which till today receives appreciation and is up to date. Lie, in the same way, has a beautiful and shiny cover, due to which people like lie instead of truth. In this essay, as associate professor of philosophy Svetozar Minkov points out, Bacon addresses the question of "whether it is worse to lie to others or to oneself--to possess truth and lie, when necessary, to others or to think one possesses the truth but be mistaken and hence unintentionally convey falsehoods to both oneself and to others" "Francis Bacon's 'Inquiry Touching Human Nature,'" To pass from theological and philosophical truth to the truth of civil business: it will be acknowledged, even by those that practice it not, that clear and round dealing is the honor of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.
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In short, the whole essay is worth reading for the person, who wants success in both the worlds.