Posted by Robert on March 16, 2001 at 20:15:42:
In Reply to: Re: "Good Stories" More Quotes about lying posted by Jake on March 16, 2001 at 16:25:57:
: 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.
Way to go Jake! Truer words were never quoted about lies people tell.
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