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  • A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency.

    Truth   Lying   White  
    Karl Kraus (1976). “Half-truths & One-and-a-half Truths: Selected Aphorisms”
  • An unconscious, gentle process whereby people who want to be loving attempt to be so by telling little white lies, by withholding some of the truth about themselves and their feelings in order to avoid conflict. Pseudocommunity is conflict-avoiding; true community is conflict-resolving.

    Lying   Order   White  
    M. Scott Peck (2015). “The Different Drum: Community-making and peace”, p.88, Random House
  • I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.

  • O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

    Wisdom   Truth   Lying  
    Marmion canto 6, st. 17 (1808)
  • If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!

    Mark Twain, Classics HD (2015). “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: by Mark Twain (Illustrated and Unabridged)”, p.2, Classics HD
  • White lies are ushers to black ones.

    Lying   White   Black  
  • But little white lies here and there is human nature. Everybody does that.

    "An In-Depth Conversation With the Cast of ‘Pretty Little Liars’". Interview with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, bullettmedia.com. March 12, 2012.
  • There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.

    Ayn Rand (2016). “Atlas Shrugged”, p.657, Hamilton Books
  • We have got nowadays so that we divide lies into white lies and black lies, society lies and business lies, etc. The Word of God knows no such letting-down of the standard.

    Lying   White   Black  
  • White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.

  • Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.

    Truth   Honesty   Lying  
    James Gibbons (1896). “The Ambassador of Christ”
  • People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.

    Truth   Liars   Lying  
    Ayn Rand (2016). “Atlas Shrugged”, p.657, Hamilton Books
  • A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn't believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.

    Anna Quindlen (2012). “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life”, p.22, Random House
  • Someone once said, "I don't lie because then I don't have to remember anything." I've told white lies a lot. Sometimes when you tell stories you'll embellish them a little, especially with foxhole humor.

    Source: www.esquire.com
  • With your face and your beautiful eyes and the coversations with the little white lies and the faded picture of a beautiful lie you carry me from your car up the stairs,and I broke down crying was she worth this mess? After everything and that little black dress.After everything i must confess...I need you <3'':) -Taylor Swift

    Beautiful   Lying   Eye  
  • If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

    Mark Twain (2010). “Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review”, p.43, Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • If you follow only one rule, let it be this one: Be yourself. The really strong boy-girl relationships are based on what people really are, not on what they pretend to be. Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.

  • I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • The average person tells a few white lies.

    Lying   Average   White  
  • There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul.

    Lying   White   Black  
  • The perjurer's mother told white lies.

    Mother   Liars   Lying  
  • If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory.

  • Enough white lies can scorch the earth black.

    Lying   White   Black  
    Isaac Marion (2015). “The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella”, p.141, Simon and Schuster
  • So remember when you tell those little white lies that the night has a thousand eyes.

    Lying   Eye   Night  
    Song: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
  • THE LUXE IS . . . Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan in 1899.

    Girl   Lying   Party  
    Anna Godbersen (2009). “The Luxe”, Harper Collins
  • Los Angeles is the home of the three little white lies: "The Ferrari is paid for," "The mortgage is assumable," and "It's just a cold sore!

    Lying   Home   White  
  • We have to undo the millions of little white lies that America told itself and the world about the American Black man.

    Lying   Men   White  
  • Little white lies are part of everyday life. If youre in court being charged with a felony, youre probably going to be tempted to lie. Or if your girlfriend asks you if the sweater she is wearing makes her look fat; youre going to lie because you love that person. There are different reasons and justifications to lie; its human nature.

  • I'm not a big fan of the white lie.

    Lying   White   Fans  
    "Carolyn Hax Live: 'Plan your own future'". Live Chat, live.washingtonpost.com. July 22, 2016.
  • I don't like being lied to, so I only lie about the stupid things. White lies, basically.

    Lying   Stupid   White  
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