Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.
This quote suggests that being genuinely good at deceiving others requires claiming to always tell the truth. It implies that those who openly admit to being skilled liars are likely boasting rather than being proficient in the art of deception. Skilled liars would understand the importance of maintaining the facade of honesty in order to effectively manipulate and mislead others. Therefore, according to the quote, a truly skilled liar would never claim to be good at lying, as they would always insist on being completely honest.
In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.