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Lie Quotes

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.
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him William Shakespeare
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. Robert Byrne
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
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
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes, The autocrat of the breakfast-table
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
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.
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
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. Pablo Picasso
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
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain, (attributed)
Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it. Fulton John Sheen
The electoral franchise has been conferred upon the Negroes in almost all the states in which slavery has been abolished, but if they come forward to vote, their lives are in danger... The same schools do not receive the children of the black and of the European. In the theaters gold cannot procure a seat for the servile race beside their former masters in the hospitals they lie apart... Not only is slavery prohibited in Ohio, but no free Negroes are allowed to enter the territory of that state or to hold property in it. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Never lie when the truth is more profitable. Stanislaw J. Lec
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
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