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Re: "Good Stories" More Quotes about lying

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Posted by Robert on March 16, 2001 at 20:21:39:

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.

: Montaige

: 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 the lies people tell.

Robert, LPT Admin.

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