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Quotes About Lies

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Napoléon Bonaparte
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Jarod Kintz
“She says he says, but she could be lying to me, and he could be lying to her, so I can’t believe her, even if I could believe her.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Michael  Jackson
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
Michael Jackson

Mark Twain
“A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”
Mark Twain
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Holly Black
“The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Beth Moore
“We're going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.”
Beth Moore, So Long, Insecurity: You've Been A Bad Friend To Us

Rudyard Kipling
“We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

Greg Evans
“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.”
Greg Evans

“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.”
Al David

Marissa Meyer
“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”
Marissa Meyer, Scarlet

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Jeanette Winterson
“In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn't change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Khaled Hosseini
“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.”
Khaled Hosseini

To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame
“To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest.”
Flora Jessop, Church of Lies

John F. Kennedy
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

[Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]
John F. Kennedy

Khaled Hosseini
“Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Shannon L. Alder
“If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.”
Shannon L. Alder

Terry Pratchett
“The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.”
Terry Pratchett

Eric Hoffer
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
Eric Hoffer
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Miguel de Unamuno
“At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right”
Miguel de Unamuno

Megan Whalen Turner
“He lies to himself. If Eugenides talked in his sleep, he'd lie then, too.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

Jodi Picoult
“There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good?”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
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George R.R. Martin
“Of all the bright cruel lies they tell you, the cruelest is the one called love.”
George R.R. Martin, Dreamsongs Section 5: Hybrids and Horrors

Rainbow Rowell
“He'd stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it anyway, in dreams and lies and broken-down déjà vu.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Mitch Albom
“The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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Thomas Jefferson
“If we could believe that he [Jesus] really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanism which his biographers [Gospels] father on him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the early, and the fanatics of the latter ages, the conclusion would be irresistible by every sound mind that he was an impostor... We find in the writings of his biographers matter of two distinct descriptions. First, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstitions, fanaticisms and fabrications... That sect [Jews] had presented for the object of their worship, a being of terrific character, cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust... Jesus had to walk on the perilous confines of reason and religion: and a step to right or left might place him within the gripe of the priests of the superstition, a blood thirsty race, as cruel and remorseless as the being whom they represented as the family God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, and the local God of Israel. They were constantly laying snares, too, to entangle him in the web of the law... That Jesus did not mean to impose himself on mankind as the son of God, physically speaking, I have been convinced by the writings of men more learned than myself in that lore.

[Letter to William Short, 4 August, 1820]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Louis-Ferdinand Céline
“Not much music left inside us for life to dance to. Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth. And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn't enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I've never been able to kill myself.”
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Sara Shepard
“,the rest of the girls pretended not to notice. That's just what best friends do.”
Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars

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