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Lie Quotes

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country. Sir Henry Wotton
The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one. Adolf Hitler
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. William Wordsworth, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood", 1803
Baloney is the lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it. Fulton J. Sheen
Actions lie louder than words. Carolyn Wells
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. William James
Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so relunctant to change It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future. Dr. Dale E. Turner
What men call good fellowship is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm. Henry David Thoreau
Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy. William Shakespeare
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. Johnson
It is a lesson never learned: Matters of state and the heart that start with a lie rarely end well. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, January 10, 2005
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. Robert Byrne
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
Beyond talent lie all the usual words discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. James Arthur Baldwin
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. Homer, The Iliad
I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare. Joyce Stranger
( quotes are updated each month )