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The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture.

Tags: Mind, Single  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

Tags: God, Life  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Here lies a plain and simple Jew who wrote in plain and simple prose.

Tags: Here, Simple  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Tags: Power  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Tags: Art, Taught  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Tags: Art, Taught  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

Tags: Secret, Victory  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Tags: Brainy, Progress  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Reveal  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

Tags: Statistics  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Tags: Hands, Human  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

Tags: Crown, Head  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Tags: History, Study  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

Tags: True, Worst  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.

Tags: Opinion, Substance  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.

Tags: Past  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.

Tags: Forget, Old  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

Tags: Behind, Great  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

Tags: Heaven, Pretty  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

Tags: Bad, Truth  ✍ Author: William Blake

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Tags: Agreed, History  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.

Tags: Character, Sure  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.

Tags: Defeated, Win  ✍ Author: Arthur Calwell

We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror.

Tags: Care, Enough  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

Tags: Life, Treasure  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell
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Lies and distortions can be spread, via the Internet, in an inexpensive way, and the effects are astounding.

Tags: Effects, Internet  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.

Tags: Essence, Freedom  ✍ Author: Georg Cantor

I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies.

Tags: Happened, Question  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.

Tags: Stories, Tell  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Tags: Business, Hand  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Tags: Become, Second  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.

Tags: Excellent, Mediocrity  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Tags: Kinds, Three  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

Tags: Beyond, Good  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.

Tags: Rest, Weak  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history.

Tags: History, Step  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

Tags: Idea, Value  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting the dead and burying the living.

Tags: Dead, Living  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

Tags: Choice, Human  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.

Tags: Tolerance, Vision  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

Tags: Land, Side  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Tags: Behind, Inside  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Tags: Philosophy, Words  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

My actual personality probably lies someplace between the two.

Tags: Actual, Between  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Tags: Art, Untrue  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.

Tags: Hard, May  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Tags: Books, History  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Tags: Boredom, Humanity  ✍ Author: Anatole France

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Tags: Brainy, Character  ✍ Author: Anne Frank

Freedom lies in being bold.

Tags: Bold, Freedom  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.

Tags: Devil, Miser  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

Tags: Effort, Victory  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

Tags: Goal, Reach  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.

Tags: Change, Individual  ✍ Author: Peter Garrett

I rebel at the notion that I can't be part of other groups, that I can't construct identities through elective affinity, that race must be the most important thing about me. Is that what I want on my gravestone: Here lies an African American?

Tags: American, Here  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.

Tags: Self, Shameful  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On all the peaks lies peace.

Tags: Peace, Peaks  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What bothers me is that Jim Bakker lies. Jim Bakker knows for a fact that I was virgin.

Tags: Fact, Knows  ✍ Author: Jessica Hahn

Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation.

Tags: Human, Situation  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.

Tags: Attention, Power  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

A feature film is twenty-four lies per second.

Tags: Film, Second  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.

Tags: False, Justice  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

Tags: Able, Greatness  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'

Tags: Excellent, Word  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'

Tags: Excellent, Word  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

I don't like being lied to, so I only lie about the stupid things. White lies, basically.

Tags: Lie, Stupid  ✍ Author: Enrique Iglesias

I was on a train of lies. I couldn't jump off.

Tags: Off, Train  ✍ Author: Clifford Irving

Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.

Tags: Problem, Whatever  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.

Tags: Few, Possible  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

Tags: Here, Water  ✍ Author: John Keats

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

Tags: Between, Strangers  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.

Tags: Inside, Problem  ✍ Author: Robert Kiyosaki

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.

Tags: Future, Life  ✍ Author: Ann Landers

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.

Tags: Between, Impossible  ✍ Author: Tommy Lasorda

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

Tags: Freedom, Real  ✍ Author: Charles Lindbergh

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

Tags: Criticism, Strength  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet.

Tags: Devil, Father  ✍ Author: Ken MacLeod

It's hard to determine where lies culpability.

Tags: Determine, Hard  ✍ Author: Roger Mahony

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.

Tags: Born, Few  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Tags: High, Short  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.

Tags: Days, Life  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

Tags: Death, Fear  ✍ Author: Jim Morrison

An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.

Tags: Facts, Writer  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.

Tags: Tongue, Top  ✍ Author: Knute Nelson

But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies.

Tags: Born, Heart  ✍ Author: Pablo Neruda

As far as a nuclear weapons-free zone, you know, when the lion lies down with the lamb, and you don't need a new lamb every day to satisfy the lion, then we might have this kind of transformation in the Middle East.

Tags: Far, Might  ✍ Author: Benjamin Netanyahu

I like stories with a collision of disparate tones. Look at 'Shameless' or 'House of Lies'. They go from big, silly, and comedic to very real dramatic moments in the wink of an eye.

Tags: Big, Real  ✍ Author: Gary Neville

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.

Tags: Lie, Others  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Tags: Dangerous, Truth  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

Tags: Boldly, Indignant  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.

Tags: Others, Together  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.

Tags: Power, War  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not willing to say I want to return to private life because I'm too old to begin telling lies now.

Tags: Life, Old  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Neill

I rarely meet a politician that I don't like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger.

Tags: Danger, Meet  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

No lies, just love.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.

Tags: Final, Story  ✍ Author: Phil Ochs

And all your future lies beneath your hat.

Tags: Future, Hat  ✍ Author: Mike Oldfield

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.

 ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

Tags: History, Truth  ✍ Author: George Orwell
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