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How can I paraphrase the essay "Of Truth" by Francis Bacon?

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Perhaps the first important element of Bacon's essay "Of Truth" is his argument that 

. . . men should love lies; where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lies sake.

In other words, one of the difficulties in seeking the truth is that men love lying for its own sake because they get some pleasure from lying and do not get the same pleasure from the truth.  More important, according to Bacon, is that "a mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure," implying that men ultimately prefer a mixture of lies and truth to merely truth, which is simply not as exciting as truth mixed with lies.

Bacon's argument that men prefer lies to truth is set forth clearly in his observation that if one removed from

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Perhaps this essay is one of best essay written by Bacon. This essay reveals the reality of this present human society. We can't live here by saying single word of truth. We have to use some lie within it to make our life more happy and enjoyful..