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Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit.
Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless - why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds?
I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.
American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we've ever had because it is so materialistic and it's so full of lies. The whole advertising world is just, it's just intertwined with lies, appealing to the worst of the instincts we have.
Eugene H. Peterson
Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.
Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.
Honore de Balzac
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
Once you get involved with bloodsport litigation, you can not only get drunk on your own greed but start to believe your own lies.
Passive violence can be as simple as someone honking their horn at you for not turning fast enough when the light changes. And it can be highly complex, like when your co-worker undermines all of your work relationships by spreading rumors and lies about you. That's how passive violence rolls.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
M. Scott Peck
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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