Quotations on Lies

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It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Country, End, Lies, Mystery, Will)

The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Trust, Purpose, Lies, Nothing, Press)

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Immortality, Lies, Mind, Mystery, Word)

The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Culture, Day, Lies, Mind)

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Animals, Lies, Sons)

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Life, God, Anarchy, Excellence, Lies, Praise)

The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside
(Keywords: Disguise, Forget, Lies, Man)

It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies.
- David Allan
(Keywords: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Lie, Positive, Lies, Lying)

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
- Dorothy Allison
(Keywords: Truth, Fiction, Lies, Meaning)

I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Time, Lies, Want)

Seek that which within lies waiting to begin the fight of your life that is everyday.
- Ian Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Fight, Lies, Waiting)

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Lies, Poets)

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Lies, Poets)

I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Fashion, Lies, Responsibility, Variety, World)

Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)

Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Day, Defense, EnglForget, Lies, Old)

Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
- Robert Ballard
(Keywords: Legal, Country, Rights, Lies, Sea, Want)

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
(Keywords: Husband, Difference, Lady, Lies, Night)

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Art, Lies, Living)

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Leaders, Lies, May)

The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Life, Immortality, Lies, Living, Proof)

I don't think Roger Dodger is really about men. I think it is more about relationships and about how you present yourself, not only to the opposite sex, but to yourself. What lies are you going to tell yourself in order to get through the day?
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Men, Sex, Day, Lies, Order, Present, Relationships)

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Cynic, Lies, Romantic)

Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Faith, People, Character, Civil rights, Content, Justice, Lies, Skin)

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Appearance, Lies, Problems, Strangers)

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Career, Friends, Lies, World)

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Truth, Lies, Mothers, Sons, Taste)

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Heaven, Lies, Lying, Pretty, World)

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Love, Lies, London, Secrets, Theater)

I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Success, Successful, Lies, Secrets)

I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Thought, Attention, Film, Lies, Secrets)

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

My wife says that my tombstone will read, 'Here lies Mr.C, who used to be Mr.B.' So I think that's probably what I'll be remembered for.
- Tom Bosley
(Keywords: Wife, Lies, Will)

The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.
- Paul Bowles
(Keywords: People, Horror, Lies, Night, Sky)

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Cause, Difference, Effect, Lies, Sense, Taste)

Sad and sweet and wise Here a child reposes; Dust is on his eyes, Quietly he lies - Satan, strew Roses.
- Robert Williams Buchanan
(Keywords: Eyes, Lies, Roses, Satan)

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Faith, Work, Hope, Lies, Pen, Waiting, Writer)

They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Interest, Lies, May, Public, Understanding)

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
- Luis Bunuel
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Society, Policy, Being, Circumstances, Departure, Justice, Lies, Suspicion)

I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.
- Mark Burnett
(Keywords: Beauty, Heart, Focus, Lies, Purity, Solitude)

They say that the commons of England would first destroy the king's friends and afterward himself, and then bring the Duke of York to be king so that by their false means and lies they may make him to hate and destroy his friends, and cherish his false traitors.
- Jack Cade
(Keywords: EnglFirst, Friends, Hate, Lies, May)



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