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Lie Quotes

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.
A lie runs until it is overtaken by the truth. Cuban Proverb
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. Plutarch, Morals
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
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Lenin
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
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"
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939
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 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
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Samuel Butler
Legend a lie that has attained the dignity of age. Henry Louis Mencken
I never question a success, any more than I do the right of a bulldog to lie in his own gateway. Josh Billings
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! William Shakespeare
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. Alexander Pope
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe. Mark Twain
All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one. Author Unknown
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. Homer, The Iliad
A successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which has to be corrected is a heavier burden than the truth. Dag Hammarskjold, newspaper quote of the day
( quotes are updated each month )