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As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead. Andre Norton
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception. Hietzsche
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. Rmy de Gourmont
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
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. Pablo Picasso
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
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous. Alfred Alder
An ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself. Sir Henry Wotton, "Reliquae Wottonianae"
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. Harold Taylor
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
Art is a lie that tells the truth. Pablo Picasso
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot
Only lie about the future. Johnny Carson
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. Albert Einstein
It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit -- enable them to see visions and dream dreams. Eric Anderson
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
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
Carlyle said, A lie cannot live; it shows he did not know how to tell them. Mark Twain
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe. Mary Catherine Bateson
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe. Mark Twain
( quotes are updated each month )