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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Tags: Sense, Truth  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.

Tags: Often, Truth  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Tags: Country, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.

Tags: Cannot, Someone  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Tags: Art, Truth  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.

Tags: Sickness, Words  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.

Tags: Good, Luck  ✍ Author: James Agee

Oh, I talk about things; I drive my husband insane. And I can't tell a lie. Everyone knows. I do this smile thing.

Tags: Husband, Smile  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.

Tags: Sleep, Together  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

Tags: Artist, Work  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Tags: Goodness, Roots  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Tags: Between, Lives  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.

Tags: Belong, Neglected  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

Tags: Ignorant, Youth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

Tags: Between, Lives  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A lie cannot live.

Tags: Cannot  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Society, Truth  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Tags: Chance, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.

Tags: Business, Challenge  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

The addict will screw you over and lie to you and do all kinds of things.

Tags: Kinds, Screw  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Tags: Age, Young  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

I can't tell a lie - not even when I hear one.

Tags: Hear, Tell  ✍ Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.

Tags: Die, Proud  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.

Tags: Sin, Tools  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Tags: Love, Promise  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia
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Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Tags: Him, Respect  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Tags: Fool, Truth  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

Tags: Round, Truth  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

Well, I do lie for a living. I'm an actor.

Tags: Actor, Living  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

I've had gay friends who grew up in small towns in France who had to lie for most of their lives, even to themselves. But eventually such lies become stronger than the people, and they have to face them.

Tags: Friends, Gay  ✍ Author: Guillaume Canet

Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.

Tags: Someone, True  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.

Tags: Eyes, Someone  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

No one knows anything about economics. It's the great lie of the economists. By contrast in football people might have contrasting opinions, each of which has some validity. But the economists always speak in conditionals - what a mess.

Tags: Football, Great  ✍ Author: Vicente del Bosque

Blacks' problems lie not in the heads of white people but rather in the wasted and incompletely fulfilled lives of too many black people.

Tags: Black, Problems  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.

Tags: Light, May  ✍ Author: DMX

I've got to take a break, to be honest. I'm not even going to lie.

Tags: Break, Honest  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished.

Tags: Fun, Great  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.

Tags: Fact, Guitar  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

My entire life has been a lie.

Tags: Entire, Life  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

My whole life has been a lie.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

Everybody thinks I'm at death's door, but I'm not. There's nothing seriously wrong with me, and my heart is in 100 percent working order. Anything else you may hear is a damn lie!

Tags: Death, Heart  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

It will be in the convergence of evolutionary biology, developmental biology and cancer biology that the answer to cancer will lie. Nor will this confluence be a one-way street.

Tags: Cancer, Nor  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

Tags: Life, Within  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Tags: Happiness  ✍ Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

Tags: Big, Truth  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

There are a lot of people out there who lie about their age and I think it does us all a disservice. It can't all be over when you hit 30. That would be rubbish.

Tags: Age, Hit  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination; if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic.

Tags: American, Earth  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

The idea that murder victims' families are best served by continuing the cycle of violence is something that I consider to be not only a lie, but criminally negligent. You lie to victims' families when you tell them they're going to receive closure if they participate in the process and witness the execution of a human being.

Tags: Best, Human  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down together if they are both asleep, but if one of them begins to get active, it is dangerous.

Tags: Dangerous, Together  ✍ Author: Crystal Eastman

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.

Tags: While, Why  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

Tags: Intelligence, May  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I wouldn't say I was grumpy. It's more pathological - I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards.

Tags: Cry, Times  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.

Tags: Good, Knowing  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

I just have an inability to lie.

Tags: Inability  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I'd had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God.

Tags: Cool, God  ✍ Author: Frances Farmer

I'm not going to lie, there are more interesting ways to spend your time than answering questions about yourself. But if there were no questions to ask me, I might have a beef with that.

Tags: Time, Yourself  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I don't tend to lie. If I do, it's a little one. Like, 'I'm only around the corner...' when really I'm 10 minutes away.

Tags: Away, Minutes  ✍ Author: Rebecca Ferguson

Just because you have a blog doesn't mean that you should, like, lie for no reason.

Tags: Mean, Reason  ✍ Author: Sky Ferreira

I do understand that America is a predominantly Christian country. A lot of morals and values are based in Christianity as opposed to Buddhism, which it's not, or Judaism, which it's not, or Islam, which it's definitely not. So I'm not going to lie to myself and just be like, 'Well you know, everybody's equal.' Because we're not.

Tags: Country, Islam  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Tags: Great, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.

Tags: Leg, Wings  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

A myth is an old lie that people believe in. White people believe that they're better than anyone else on earth - and that's a myth.

Tags: Else, Old  ✍ Author: Ernest Gaines

It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don't operate that way.

Tags: Money, Travel  ✍ Author: Jim Garrison

Most governments lie to each other. That's the way business gets done.

Tags: Business, Done  ✍ Author: Robert M. Gates

In Hollywood people lie to each other and cheat each other and then go and play tennis. But I don't want to be a tennis player.

Tags: Cheat, Player  ✍ Author: David Geffen

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.

Tags: Integrity, Single  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.

Tags: Awake, Sleep  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

I have always appreciated designers who dare to reinterpret fabrics and proportions, so I follow the Japanese and Belgian designers. The pieces are so animated. When they lie still, they are one thing, but once you stand them up or wear them, they become something else.

Tags: Become, Else  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

I exercise every morning. I do light weights - 5lb and 10lb arm exercises - and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It's all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too.

Tags: Morning, Strength  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

I definitely used to lie about my age. I'm from Tennessee and everyone would vacation in Destin, Florida, where there are lots of cute guys. I would go with my older sister and lie about my age to them.

Tags: Age, Everyone  ✍ Author: Lucy Hale

Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.

Tags: Truth, Why  ✍ Author: Gus Hall

I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth.

Tags: Groups, Truth  ✍ Author: Christopher Hampton

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

Tags: Happen, Music  ✍ Author: Jimi Hendrix

Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.

Tags: Others, Tact  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Tags: May, Truth  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.

Tags: Economy, Money  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

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

Tags: Lies, Stupid  ✍ Author: Enrique Iglesias

I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though.

Tags: Bad, Liar  ✍ Author: Natalie Imbruglia

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

Tags: Another, Truth  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

Some days, I'd feel better with Punxsutawney Phil in the Oval Office - at least he doesn't lie about the weather.

Tags: Days, Weather  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

I know my brother. Michael, he's not that kind of person. He doesn't do that. That's all a lie on him.

Tags: Brother, Him  ✍ Author: Jackie Jackson

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.

Tags: Call, Special  ✍ Author: William James

Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that's a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.

Tags: Career, Less  ✍ Author: Thomas Jane

There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

Tags: Cannot, Truth  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.

Tags: Dignity  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul.

Tags: Betray, Soul  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Tags: Friends, Truth  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Tags: Inside, Truth  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's the lie of evolution that all man are just evolved and that they're all equal, and that all creatures are equal.

Tags: Equal, Evolution  ✍ Author: Tim LaHaye

We can't control it, and we've basically quit trying. People are going to talk, and people are going to lie.

Tags: Control, Trying  ✍ Author: Nick Lachey

I am wearing a size 28 Paige Jeans. Jeans don't lie, and I am just happy!

Tags: Happy, Size  ✍ Author: Ricki Lake

The advantage does lie with us because we're at home and if we can't motivate ourselves for this match then we can't motivate ourselves for any match. I think the crowd will be up for it as well.

Tags: Home, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Frank Lampard

Crime and legal stories, broadly speaking, are just where my interest happens to lie.

Tags: Happens, Legal  ✍ Author: Martin Landau

There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it.

Tags: Life, Path  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

I'm not going to lie to you fellas, I've been drinking.

Tags: Drinking  ✍ Author: Artie Lange

A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.

Tags: Child, Desire  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Tags: Enough, Truth  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.

Tags: Sea, Waiting  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

Tags: Nature, Time  ✍ Author: John Lubbock

I'm not going to lie; I'm not a huge remix person.

Tags: Huge, Remix  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds
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