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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Lies
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Lies
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Lies
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower | ( Thirty-fourth President of the USA. ) | 1890-1969 | Lies
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
~ Norman Mailer | ( American writer. ) | 1923-? | Lies
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Lies
quotes Division : American poets   
     
He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.
~ Graham Greene | ( English writer. ) | 1904-1991 | Lies
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Lies
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Lies
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
~ Jean Cocteau | ( French author and filmmaker. ) | 1889-1963 | Lies
quotes Division : Filmmakers and Cartoonists   
     
I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Lies
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Lies
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Lies
quotes Division : Historians   
     
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
~ Graham Greene | ( English writer. ) | 1904-1991 | Lies
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn | ( Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. ) | 1918-? | Lies
quotes Division : Historians   
     
In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
~ Epictetus | ( Greek philosopher. ) | 50 - 120 BC | Lies
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Lies
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
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.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Lies
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     

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