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We start just the same, but in the end we are not even similiar

As comes Night, and the death of the light, so from one should you go to the other

One is not nice, and the other is needed, but both can be done, and even succeeded

You can always trust a dishonest person to do them both everyday.

What are we?

Hint:

You can always trust this man to be dishonest and do one of them everyday

Hint:

What does Night bring?

Hint:

Night does something very specific to something else

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  • $\begingroup$ All I got so far is that it is likely to be two words which are opposites but start with same letter $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track on the words part starting the same. However opposite is such a strong word. Not even similar should be the hint there. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ Not certain what you mean there? $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ Words can be similar in many ways. Meanings, sounds, length, spelling. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:23
  • $\begingroup$ Necessary. Also think about what night brings. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:41

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You are...

Lie and lie

We start just the same, but in the end we are not even similiar

both start with L but have different meanings, also simi(liar) misspelled hint

As comes Night, and the death of the light, so from one should you go to the other

Lie during the day (tell lies) and lie down during the night (rest, sleep)

One is not nice, and the other is needed, but both can be done, and even succeeded

Being dishonest or telling lies is not good, but lying down (rest) is needed, but both can be done.

You can always trust a dishonest person to do them both everyday.

A dishonest person will do both everyday: tell lies and lie down.

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  • $\begingroup$ Bingo. The second hint was probably the hardest. Night brings death to the day, so day, die but a lier lays. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 21:06
  • $\begingroup$ Credit to @ohmygawd $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ Can you add explanation? $\endgroup$
    – manshu
    Apr 27, 2016 at 21:15
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    $\begingroup$ @RobertMennell Because "Night" was capitalized, I was going around looking for clues related to someone named "Night." M. Night Shyamalan, the ultimate liar, plot twist extraordinaire! $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 21:44
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    $\begingroup$ @SendersReagent that... somehow fits? but still wrong. It was to emphasis the relationship of Night and Day. Although I'm sure most people put it as night and day, I'm referring to them properly here. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 21:48
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I'm pretty sure one of the words is

"lie", given the liar/lie down (to sleep) meanings which fit neatly with both the night theme, the dishonest theme and the 'does it every day' theme

The other one, tho? I'm at a loss.

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  • $\begingroup$ SO CLOSE! So damned close! $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 21:03
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Is it?

Fraud and Fight

We start just the same, but in the end we are not even similar

start by same letter "F"

As comes Night, and the death of the light, so from one should you go to the other

Fraud in Day, and Fight by the Night

One is not nice, and the other is needed, but both can be done, and even succeeded

Fraud is not Nice, and fight is needed for a gangster to survive. Both can be executed and completed successfully.

You can always trust a dishonest person to do them both everyday.

dishonest person use them everyday.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Not the first right letter. Close in the idea though. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ too many combination of words are possible, a positive hint might help. $\endgroup$
    – Rahul Bali
    Apr 27, 2016 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ You're completely ignoring what Night brings(I referred to it as a noun for a reason) $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:46
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Is it

Sleep and snore

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They start with s but mean completely different

2.

not sure

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Snoring is not nice but sleep is needed and both can be down at once you can snore while sleeping

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dishonest will always sleep

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  • $\begingroup$ What does Night bring? $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ Is it Darkness? $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2016 at 20:57

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