Quotes for
the Journey:

Lying


  
We lie loudest when
we lie to ourselves.

Eric Hoffer

   

The liars' punishment is not in the least that they are not believed, but that they cannot believe anyone else.        -George Bernard Shaw

   

The lies most devastating to our self-esteem are not so much the lies we tell as the lies we live.        -Nathaniel Branden

   
What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you.        -Friedrich Nietzsche
   
A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.     -William Blake
   
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.     - Oliver Wendell Holmes
    
I learned long ago--the hard way--that it's much better to tell the truth from the very beginning, even if the results for me aren't all that positive.  But I also try to decide on actions that won't put me in a position in which I'll have to lie to someone in the future.  I know that telling the truth is widely regarded as honorable and just, and I have no fear of taking responsibility for my actions.  I'd rather be slammed for being honest than be promoted as a result of dishonesty, for though in the latter case others may feel good about me, I'll feel horrible about myself.  And how can I live life fully if I don't feel good about myself?        -Tom Walsh
  
A half-truth is usually less than half of that.       -Bern Williams

  
Maturity is reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything.        -Frank Yerby
   
A half-truth is a whole lie.       -Yiddish proverb
    
When something important is going on, silence is a lie.        -A.M. Rosenthal
     
To tell a lie in cowardice, to tell a lie for gain, or to avoid deserved punishment--are all the blackest of black lies.  On the other hand, to teach one to try one's best to avoid the truth--even to press it when necessary toward the outer edge of the rainbow--for a reason of kindness, or of mercy, is far closer to the heart of truth than to repeat something accurately and mercilessly that will cruelly hurt the feelings of someone.    -Emily Post
  
The people that Americans admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the people they detest the most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.    -H L Mencken
  
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.    -Socrates
  

  
Remember:  one lie does not cost you one truth but the truth.    -Friedrich Hebbel
  
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain

The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
  

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