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  • False modesty is the refinement of vanity. It is a lie.

    Lying   Vanity   Modesty  
  • I'm a poet, and I like my lies the way my mother used to make them.

    Mother   Lying   Way  
  • Granny Weatherwax was firmly against fiction. Life was hard enough without lies floating around and changing the way people thought.

    Lying   People   Floating  
    Terry Pratchett (2009). “Maskerade: (Discworld Novel 18)”, p.116, Random House
  • Dogs don't lie and why should I? Strangers come they growl and bark, they know their loved ones in the dark, Now let me, by night or day, Be just as full of truth as they.

    Dog   Truth   Lying  
    Garrison Keillor (1990). “Lake Wobegon Days”, p.8, Penguin
  • Eighty's a landmark and people treat you differently than they do when you're seventy-nine. At seventy-nine, if you drop something it just lies there. At eighty, people pick it up for you.

    Lying   People   Age  
  • Trivers, pursuing his theory of the emotions to its logical conclusion, notes that in a world of walking lie detectors the best strategy is to believe your own lies. You can’t leak your hidden intentions if you don’t think they are your intentions. According to his theory of self-deception, the conscious mind sometimes hides the truth from itself the better to hide it from others. But the truth is useful, so it should be registered somewhere in the mind, walled off from the parts that interact with other people.

  • Man's books are but man's alphabet, Beyond and on his lessons lie - The lessons of the violet, The large gold letters of the sky; The love of beauty, blossomed soil, The large content, the tranquil toil: The toil that nature ever taught, The patient toil, the constant stir, The toil of seas where shores are wrought, The toil of Christ, the carpenter; The toil of God incessantly By palm-set land or frozen sea.

    Lying   Book   Men  
    "The Larger College". "In Classic Shades, and Other Poems". Book by Joaquin Miller, 1890.
  • That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.

    Betrayal   Lying   Secret  
    Amy Tan (2001). “The Bonesetter's Daughter”, p.105, Penguin
  • If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed, counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one.

    Life   Morning   Lying  
  • The interesting thing about fake news and fake media is that it's a heresy against reality. Again, as a Catholic, I was taught that the greatest sin was heresy. Because not only are you a sinner, you are proselytizing and inviting other people into your sinful state through your heresy. You're a recruiter for your own fallen state. Donald Trump is a heretic against reality. Basically, he's lying for sport. He's inviting people into his heresy that there is no objective reality.

    Sports   Lying   Reality  
  • Men lie the most, women tell the biggest lies.

    Lying   Men   Lying Men  
    "Chris Rock: Bigger&Blacker". Comedy, Documentary, July 10, 1999.
  • A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path.

    Life   Dream   Lying  
  • Make a habit of telling the truth, or make a habit of lying: to decide each case on its own merits is exhausting, and hardly ever worth it.

    Mignon McLaughlin (2014). “Aperçus: The Aphorisms of Mignon McLaughlin”, p.55, BookBaby
  • A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

    Life   Education   Truth  
    Mark Twain (2012). “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p.485, Courier Corporation
  • Heaven lies about us in our infancy.

    Baby   Lying   Heaven  
    "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" l. 58 (1807)
  • Acting is not pretending or lying. It's finding a side of yourself that's the character and ignoring your other sides. And there's a side of me that wonders what's wrong with being completely honest.

  • Better mendacities Than the classics in paraphrase! Some quick to arm, some for adventure, some from fear of weakness, some from fear of censure, some for love of slaughter, in imagination, learning later . . . some in fear, learning love of slaughter; Died some, pro patria, non "dulce" non "et decor" . walked eye-deep in hell believing in old men's lies, the unbelieving came home, home to a lie.

    Fear   Lying   Believe  
    'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley' (1920) 'E. P. Ode pour l'èlection de son sèpulcre' pt. 4
  • We've all had those phone conversations. Things are heated, you're in a position where you're gonna say something nasty. Instead, you say, "Oh, I've got that thing in the oven." Lie. Get off the phone. Don't perpetuate a bad situation.

    Lying   Phones   Nasty  
  • To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama.

    Beautiful   Drama   Lying  
    Junichiro Koizumi (2003). “Japan and ASEAN in East Asia: A Sincere and Open Partnership”, p.13, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Who keeps on loving you when you've been lying, saying things that ain't what they seem? God does, but I don't. God will, but I won't.

  • That subtle knot which makes us man So must pure lovers souls descend T affections, and to faculties, Which sense may reach and apprehend, Else a great Prince in prison lies.

    Lying   Men   Soul  
    'Songs and Sonnets' 'The Ecstasy'
  • The bicameral mind with its controlling gods was evolved as a final stage of the evolution of language. And in this development lies the origin of civilization.

    Julian Jaynes (2000). “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind”, p.136, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Lying to the Left is like water to fish

    Lying   Water   Fishes  
  • "No one is doing what we're doing." This is a bummer of a lie because there are only two logical conclusions. First, no one else is doing this because there is no market for it. Second, the entrepreneur is so clueless that he can't even use Google to figure out he has competition. Suffice it to say that the lack of a market and cluelessness is not conducive to securing an investment. As a rule of thumb, if you have a good idea, five companies are going the same thing. If you have a great idea, fifteen companies are doing the same thing.

    Lying   Clueless   Ideas  
    Guy Kawasaki (2008). “Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition”, p.48, Penguin
  • You know there's no such thing as a complete lie. There's always some truth in there.

    Lying   Knows  
    John Green, David Levithan (2012). “Will Grayson, Will Grayson”, p.197, Penguin UK
  • I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then I come back in and write another sentence. Then I have tea and turn the new sentence around. Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around. Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and start from the beginning.

    "The Ghost Writer". Book by Philip Roth, 1979.
  • Today, Americans of all political stripes are coming to a similar, sad realization about our president. A recent Fox News poll asked Americans 'How often does Barack Obama lie to the country on important matters?' Thirty-seven percent said 'most of the time,' 24 percent said 'some of the time,' and 20 percent said 'only now and then.' Just 15% said 'never.'

  • In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.

    Lying   Fall   Statistics  
  • The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.

    Lying   Marijuana   Law  
  • You come here to tell us lies, but we don't want to hear them. If we told you more, you would have paid no attention. That is all I have to say.

    Lying   Attention   Want  
    "The Lance and the Shield" by Robert M. Utley, New York: Henry Holt and Co., (p. 196), 1993.
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