April 6, 2020

Nothing is easier than to deceive an honest man.

—Baltazar Gracian
  Spanish Jesuit priest and writer(1601-1658)

Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom, transl. Joseph Jacobs (buy from Amazon)

The Boston Globe‚Äôs editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Tom Winship. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Tom Fitzpatrick