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Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.
When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can't get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he's either lying or not all that bright.
I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen lying as the one that begins, 'Have you read - .'
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.
I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.
The thing about lying is, it is quite exhausting - you have to remember a lot.
Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
J. K. Rowling
I have one major problem with the internet: It's full of liars. There doesn't seem to be any way to answer to people lying about you.
Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Spiro T. Agnew
No doubt, corporate CEOs who lie to their shareholders and politicians who lie to their public know and believe intellectually that lying is immoral. Why then do they lie? They lie to others because they first lie to themselves.
Lewis B. Smedes
Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest.
As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night.
Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
Well, when I was younger, I lied all the time, because once you understand the power of lying, it's really like magic because you transform reality for people.
Louis C. K.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life.
When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
Anyone would be lying if they said they didn't get lonely at times.
Anyone who says they don't like to receive a gift is lying.
Dita Von Teese
I'm not lying to myself like most people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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