Quotes: lying

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Billy Campbell
    Billy Campbell
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    A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
  • 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.
  • Bruce Campbell
    Bruce Campbell
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    Actors who say they can dive inside a character are either schizophrenic or lying.
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
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    Advertising is legalized lying.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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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
  • Anyone who says there isn't pressure to look good as an actor in L.A. is lying.
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    Australian politician 1932-2013
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    Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
  • Benjamin Bratt
    Benjamin Bratt
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    Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it's romantic.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
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