Lying quotes

  • The danger lies in forgetting what we had. The flow between generations becomes a trickle, grandchildren tape-recording grandparents' memories on special occasions perhaps-no casual storytelling jogged by daily life, there being no shared daily life what with migrations, exiles, diasporas, rendings, the search for work. Or there is a shared daily life riddled with holes of silence.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Memories #Lying #Grandchildren

  • Lying is done with words and also with silence.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Truth #Integrity #Lying

  • Lying rumours do not penetrate farther than our ears.
    -- Aeschines

    #Lying #Ears #Rumours

  • 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.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Lying #Tyrants #Excellence

  • A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
    -- Aesop

    #Liars #Lying #Literature

  • Appearances often are deceiving.
    -- Aesop

    #Lying #Deceit #Appearance

  • The supreme blossoming of character lies (or reside) in renounciation (or renuncement) and abnegation of self ("abnégation de soi", Fr.
    -- African Spir

    #Lying #Character #Self

  • Lie is more worth living, more full of interest when you are likely to lose it. It shouldn't be, perhaps, but it is. When you're young and strong and healthy, and life stretches ahead of you, living isn't really important at all. It's young people who commit suicide easily, out of despair from love, sometimes from sheer anxiety and worry. But old people know how valuable life is and how interesting. - Jane Marple
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Suicide #Strong #Lying

  • The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Women #Lying

  • The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Lying #Journey

  • I believe the preservation of the home in the future lies almost entirely in the hands of men.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Lying #Believe #Home

  • All of what the government said is lies upon lies.
    -- Ahmed Abu Khattala

    #Lying #Government #Deceit

  • Choices after waking up: To be true or to lie? To take action or be brainwashed? To be free or be jailed?
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Lying #Choices #Wake Up

  • Why do some persons 'find' God in a way that others do not? Why does God manifest His Presence to some and let multitudes of others struggle along in the half-light of imperfect Christian experience? Of course the will of God is the same for all. He has no favorites within His household. All He has ever done for any of His children He will do for all of His children. The difference lies not with God but with us.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Children #Lying

  • In the Book of Acts faith was for each believer a beginning, not an end; it was a journey, not a bed in which to lie while waiting for the day of our Lord's triumph. Believing was not a once-done act; it was more than an act, it was an attitude of heart and mind which inspired and enabled the believer to take up his cross and follow the Lamb whithersoever He went.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Attitude #Lying #Believe

  • I wanted to clear all the lies and let the truth come out. I have hate crawling through my system.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #Lying #Hate #Crawling

  • I visualize myself winning the Olympic Pentathlon, inventing a phone that can be controlled by brain waves, or doing the laundry. I do not actually DO these things, but I see myself doing them, and that is almost MORE satisfying, because I am also lying down.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Lying #Winning #Phones

  • If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Lying #Meditation #Breathe

  • We have limited time in our life, therefore we should try to teach ourselves, not to teach others. We should conquer ourselves, rather than conquer others. Whether coming or going, standing, sitting or lying down, our mind should be focused in this way. If we practise like this and develop mindfulness continuously, wisdom arises quickly and this is a fast way of practice.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Practice #Mind

  • If you want to understand suffering you must look into the situation at hand. The teachings say that wherever a problem arises it must be settled right there. Where suffering lies is right where non-suffering will arise, it ceases at the place where it arises. If suffering arises you must contemplate right there, you don't have to run away. You should settle the issue right there. One who runs away from suffering out of fear is the most foolish person of all. He will simply increases his stupidity endlessly.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Running #Lying #Teaching

  • The Dhamma has to sink deeply into the mind so that whatever we do, the mind has always goodness within it. All the ways of making merit are aiming at this. Goodness lies in the right view that is established in the mind. Then we don't have to celebrate it or let anybody know about it, simply let the mind have firm confidence in the goodness and keep going like this.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Views #Mind

  • The goal lies away from the sensual world. It is not a rejection of the sensual world, but understanding it so well that we no longer seek it as an end in itself. We no longer expect the sensory world to satisfy us. We no longer demand that sensory consciousness be anything other than an existing condition that we can use skillfully according to time and place.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Lying #Goal #Rejection

  • The heart is that which lies at the centre of things, and is also formless. It is simple awareness devoid of movement to and fro, of past and future, within and without, merit and harm. Wherever the centre of a thing lies, there lies its heart, for the word 'heart' means centrality.
    -- Ajahn Thate

    #Lying #Heart #Mean

  • The greatness of the Raiders lies in their future.
    -- Al Davis

    #Lying #Greatness #Raiders

  • One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.
    -- Al Davis

    #Lying #Thousand

  • I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with.
    -- Al Franken

    #Lying #Wings #Media

  • There's no comparison between NPR and the propaganda that you hear from Rush or from Sean Hannity, the news movement conservatives that are just laying out, slathering out the disinformation and the lies, as I discuss in my book, 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.'
    -- Al Franken

    #Liars #Lying #Book

  • I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Truth #Lying #Acting

  • Your brand's power lies in dominance. It is better to have 50% of one market, instead of 10% of five markets.
    -- Al Ries

    #Lying #Dominance #Brands

  • Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Lying #Islamic

  • Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see - Egoism, Arrogance, Conceit, Selfishness, Greed, Lust, Intolerance, Anger, Lying, Cheating, Gossiping and Slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Cheating #Lying #Islamic

  • Remember your contemporaries who have passed away and were your age. Remember the honors and fame they earned, the high posts they held, and the beautiful bodies they possessed. Today all of them are turned to dust. They have left orphans and widows behind them, their wealth is being wasted, and their houses turned into ruins. No sign of them is left today, and they lie in dark holes underneath the earth. Picture their faces before your mind's eye and ponder.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Beautiful #Wisdom #Lying

  • Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now all their joints lie separately, and the tongue with which they talked lightly is eaten away by the worms
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Lying #Islamic

  • The best crime novels are all based on people keeping secrets. All lying - you may think a lie is harmless, but you put them all together and there's a calamity.
    -- Alafair Burke

    #Lying #Thinking #Keeping Secrets

  • Lukashenko grabbed victory through force and lies.
    -- Alaksandar Milinkievic

    #Lying #Victory #Deceit

  • I dont see we can have a separation of church and state in this government if you have to pass a religious test to get in this government. And I want to warn everyone in the press and all the voters out there: if you demand expressions of religious faith from politicians, you are just begging to be lied to. They wont all lie to you but a lot of them will. And itll be the easiest lie they ever had to tell to get your votes. So every day till the end of this campaign, Ill answer any question anyone has on government, but if you have a question on religion, please, go to church.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Religious #Lying #Government

  • Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Lying #Community #Half

  • One of the most heinous, insidious lies is the notion that you have to be an ***** to be a successful business person.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Lying #Successful #Entrepreneur

  • I was horrified when Richard Chamberlain and Rupert Everett said gay actors should stay in the closet.  They were saying to people that they should live a lie and not be liberated, to live in fear of being found out
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Lying #Gay #People

  • Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Real #Lying #People

  • Where lies the line between sorcery and science? It is only a matter of terminology, my friend.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Lying #Science #Sorcery

  • The law is agnostic about truth. It's very skeptical of ultimate truth. That's why freedom of speech permits lies to be told.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Lying #Law #Freedom Of Speech

  • Demons don't play by the rules. They lie and they cheat and they stab in the back.
    -- Alan Grant

    #Lying #Play #Demon

  • Senator, we are groping for understanding, the knowledge you assume I possess doesn't exist' - 'The only effective regulation lies in the propensity of customers to choose alternatives, of investors to move their funds elsewhere and of labour to acquire technical skills' - 'Senator, if I seem clear to you, you must have misunderstood me' - 'Unfortunately, Senator, nobody knows where the next innovative idea is coming from. Political decisions are never random and will always lose out to innovative alternatives
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Lying #Moving #Ignorance

  • Our point isn't to make an examination of popular film but to illustrate that the yearning for a heroic adventure lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness; film, television, literature, sports, and travel are in a sense vicarious adventures.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Sports #Lying #Adventure

  • But herein lies the rub: Christianity has been on a long-term trend of decline in every Western cultural context that we can identify.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Lying #Long #Trends

  • Because we believe that somewhere in the nest of paradigms contained in the phrase "missional church" lies nothing less that the future viability of Western Christianity.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Lying #Believe #Church

  • I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Teacher #Lying #Book

  • By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view -- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Teacher #Couple #Lying

  • The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes...but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies
    -- Alan Lomax

    #Dream #Lying #Hero

  • Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Lying #Simple #Men

  • Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Lying #Believe #Artist

  • because life slips away, and because I need for the rest of my journey a star that will not play false to me, a compass that will not lie.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Stars #Lying #Journey

  • You can act truthfully or you can lie. You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide. Therefore, the audience recognizes something about themselves or they don't -- You hope they don't leave the theatre thinking that was where's the cab?'
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Nice #Lying #Thinking

  • It's part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Lying #Accepting

  • Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Lying #Never Lie #Honestly

  • Don't try to blame the rest of the world. The blame only lies with you. Recognize that immediately.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Lying #Trying #World

  • I'm afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future. Turing believes machines think Turing lies with men Therefore machines do not think Yours in distress, Alan
    -- Alan Turing

    #Lying #Believe #Men

  • To lie to yourself, and thereby to everyone else.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Philosophy #Lying

  • I distrust speech therapy. Words are the language of lies and evasions. Music cannot lie. Music talks to the heart.
    -- Alasdair Gray

    #Lying #Heart #Speech

  • At the foundation of moral thinking lie beliefs in statements the truth of which no further reason can be given.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Lying #Thinking #Foundation

  • It's an ancient technique known as lying, Khouri.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Lying #Technique #Ancient

  • Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Fiction #Telling The Truth

  • I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Happiness #Lying #Joy

  • Liberty is the right not to lie.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Liberty

  • After all perhaps the greatness of art lies in the perpetual tension between beauty and pain, the love of men and the madness of creation, unbearable solitude and the exhausting crowd, rejection and consent.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Art #Pain #Lying

  • A person I knew used to divide human beings into three categories: those who prefer to have nothing to hide rather than being obliged to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Three #Used

  • At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Lying #Heart

  • For years I've wanted to live according to everyone else's morals. I've forced myself to live like everyone else, to look like everyone else. I said what was necessary to join together, even when I felt separate. And after all of this, catastrophe came. Now I wander amid the debris, I am lawless, torn to pieces, alone and accepting to be so, resigned to my singularity and to my infirmities. And I must rebuild a truth-after having lived all my life in a sort of lie.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Lying #Years

  • Do not be surprised. I do not like writers and I cannot stand their lies. They speak so as not to listen to themselves speak. If they did listen, they would know that they are nothing and then they would no longer be able to speak.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Able #Speak

  • Truth, like light, is blinding. Lies, on the other hand, are a beautiful dusk, which enhances the value of each object.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beautiful #Truth #Lying

  • The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Greatness #Men

  • Freedom is the right to never have to lie.
    -- Albert Camus


  • The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Writing #Commitment

  • The absurd is essentially a divorce. It lies in neither of the elements compared; it is born of their confrontation.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Divorce #Elements

  • Real fulfillment, for the man who allows absolutely free rein to his desires, and who much dominate everything, lies in hatred.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Real #Lying #Men

  • La ve  rite  , comme la lumie'  re, aveugle. Le mensonge, au contraire, est un beau cre  puscule qui met chaque objet en valeur. Truth, like light, blinds. A lie, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight which shows the value of each object.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beautiful #Lying #Twilight

  • Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others in a man. I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished, by millions of solitary individuals whose and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Believe #Men

  • What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me--that is what I understand. And these two certainties--my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle--I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope which I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my condition?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lying #Mean #Two

  • At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise . . . that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beauty #Art #Lying

  • The only security lies in individual, personal honesty, The law cannot make people honest.
    -- Albert E. Bowen

    #Honesty #Lying #Law

  • The value of achievement lies in the achieving.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Lying #Achievement #Achieve

  • It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #God #Religious #Lying

  • In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Lying #Opportunity

  • In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Motivational #Encouraging #Lying

  • The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. (1945)
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Lying #Heart #Thinking

  • The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Determination #Lying #Rights

  • In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Lying #Insperational #Opportunity

  • I don't think that we necessarily lie. I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else. I don't tell tall tales. I always tell the truth.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Lying #Mean #Thinking

  • To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Lying #Hands #Brain

  • A dim consciousness of infinite mystery and grandeur lies beneath all the commonplace of life . There is an awfulness and a majesty around us, in all our little worldliness .
    -- Albert Pike

    #Lying #Littles #Majesty

  • Magic is that which it is; it is by itself, like the mathematics; for it is the exact and absolute science of Nature and its laws . Magic is the science of the Ancient Magi: and the Christian religion, which has imposed silence on the lying oracles, and put an end to the prestiges of the false Gods , itself reveres those Magi who came from the East, guided by a Star , to adore the Saviour of the world in His cradle.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Christian #Stars #Lying

  • I always tried to live up to Leo Szilard's commandment, "don't lie if you don't have to." I had to. I filled up pages with words and plans I knew I would not follow. When I go home from my laboratory in the late afternoon, I often do not know what I am going to do the next day. I expect to think that up during the night. How could I tell them what I would do a year hence?
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Lying #Home #Night

  • As readers, we are seldom interested in the fine sentiments of a lesson learnt; we seldom care about the good manners of morals. Repentance puts an end to conversation; forgiveness becomes the stuff of moralistic tracts. Revenge - bloodthirsty, justice-hungry revenge - is the very essence of romance, lying at the heart of much of the best fiction.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Revenge #Lying #Heart

  • Woman is a misbegotten man and has a faulty and defective nature in comparison to his. Therefore she is unsure in herself. What she cannot get, she seeks to obtain through lying and diabolical deceptions. And so, to put it briefly, one must be on one's guard with every woman, as if she were a poisonous snake and the horned devil. ... Thus in evil and perverse doings woman is cleverer, that is, slyer, than man. Her feelings drive woman toward every evil, just as reason impels man toward all good.
    -- Albertus Magnus

    #Lying #Men #Snakes

  • Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Beautiful #Lying #Humble

  • The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Lying #Wilderness #Values

  • Barring love and war, few enterprises are undertaken with such abandon, or by such diverse individuals, or with so paradoxical a mixture of appetite and altruism, as that group of avocations known as outdoor recreation. It is, by common consent, a good thing for people to get back to nature. But wherein lies the goodness, and what can be done to encourage its pursuit?
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #War #Lying #People

  • So now you can let go, my darling...Let go...Let go of this poor old body. You don't need it anymore. Let it fall away from you. Leave it lying there like a pile of worn-out clothes...Go on, my darling, go on into the Light, into the peace, into the living peace of the Clear Light.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Letting Go #Lying #Fall

  • An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Truth #Honesty #Lying