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Re: "Good Stories" More Quotes about lying

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Posted by Jake on March 16, 2001 at 16:25:57:

In Reply to: "Good Stories" posted by Robert on March 16, 2001 at 07:42:52:

Alfred Alder

If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.

C. E. Ares

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone.

Paul Ekman

Most lies succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.

Anatole France

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

John Gay

Sure men were born to lie, and women, to believe them.

Alexander Haig

It is not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

H. L. Mencken

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

Olin Miller

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.


Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.

William Shakespeare

False face must hide what the false heart doth know.

George Bernard Shaw

The liars punishment is, not in the least that he cannot be believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Carl Sandburg

What kind of liar are you?
People lie because they don't remember clear what they saw.
People lie because they can't help making a story better than it was the way it happened.
People tell "white lies" so as to be decent to others.
People lie in a pinch, hating to do it, but lying on because it might be worse.
And people lie just to be liars for crooked personal gain.

What sort of liar are you?

Which of these liars are you?

: Because, in the poignant words of Jan Harold Brunvand,
: "The truth never stands in the way of a good story."

: Do you have any good stories to tell? Post them here!

: Robert, LPT Admin.

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