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Lie Quotes

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Samuel Butler
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. John F. Kennedy
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, Where have I gone wrong Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night. Charles M. Schulz
A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain
It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before. Author Unknown
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe. Mary Catherine Bateson
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. Maria Montessori
That is not dead which can eternal lie And with strange aeons even death may die. HP Lovecraft, Quoting the Necronomicon, in The Nameless City
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. Roger
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
This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 5 scene 7
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. James Baldwin
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions? especially selfish ones. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Peace and Violence, sct. 2, in Index, no. 4 (London, 1973.
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
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. Joseph Goebbels
Your security does not lie in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Osama Bin Laden, BBC
He who is caught in a lie is not believed when he tells the truth. Spanish Proverb
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
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
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