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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.
I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.
Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.
I don't like being lied to, so I only lie about the stupid things. White lies, basically.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it.
Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
'Perfect' is about a set-up that looks perfect from the outside - beautiful country house, beautiful wife and mother, everything where it should be - and the deep fissures that, in fact, lie beneath that. 'Perfect' was partly a response to the shock of my first book, 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry,' being a success.
Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I'd had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God.
When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable.
My fans know me and love me the way I am. I don't want to lie to my fans.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Pope John Paul II
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.
Pakistan's future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions. My goal is to prove that the fundamental battle for the hearts and minds of a generation can be accomplished only under democracy.
Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back.
A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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