Quotes: lying

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  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
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    Advertising is legalized lying.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
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    A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
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    A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

    Source: On Heroes 5

  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    Australian politician 1932-2013
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    Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
  • V. N. Volosinov
    V. N. Volosinov
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    Everything ideological possesses meaning: it represents, depicts, or stands for something lying outside itself. In other words, it is a sign. Without signs there is no ideology.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
  • Redd Foxx
    Redd Foxx
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    Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
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