Friday, July 2, 2010

Lies in Quotes

  • Round numbers are always false.- Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
  • A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • Of course I lie to people, but I lie altruistically-for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners.- Quentin Crisp (1908-1999)
  • Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.-Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
  • I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends...That if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.- Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
  • A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.- Saki (1870-1916)
  • White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.- William Paley (1743-1805)
  • O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!- Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
  • A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in trouble. -Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
  • No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
  • The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
  • In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. -Graham Greene(1904-1991)
  • Repetition does not turn a lie into a truth.-Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

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