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Lie Quotes

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
This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 5 scene 7
Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy. William Shakespeare
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
We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. Pablo Picasso
Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an over- dose of flouride as a child which caused her to suffer from chronic apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless as an appendix and as lonely as a five-hundred pound barbell in a steroid-free fitness center. Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
A lie runs until it is overtaken by the truth. Cuban Proverb
Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live. Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech to South African young people
Look to this day,For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existencethe bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.For yesterday is but a dreamAnd tomorrow is only a vision,But today well lived makesevery yesterday a dream of happinessand every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore to this day,such is the salutation of the dawn. The Sufi
Any fool can tell the truth; it takes talent to lie well. Robert Ludlum, "The Tristan Betrayal"
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
Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr
Actions lie louder than words. Carolyn Wells
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. H. L. Mencken
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. Adolph Hitler
( quotes are updated each month )