Able men are humble.
If brute force pervades savage world, then lies are the currency of civilized society.
If one can lie and cheat to his way, why in the world would one use brute force? A much costlier and harder method of dealing with things.
Lies don’t cost anything. You only need to present a falsified reality with a set of rhetorical words, to deceive, and to cheat.
I find that weak people always seek ways to pretend themselves as the strong. Out of sheer self-protection? Or vanity?