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Lever quotes (58)

Thou shalt not bear false witness Exodus 20:16. When we speak of morality we imply that a man is true to his wordtrue to his signature on a contract. The violations of Gods laws are evidence that lying and misrepresentation are not absent from us.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Lever

He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time till at length it becomes habitual.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Lever

There are three kinds of lies: Lies Damn Lies and Statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Lever

Telling lies is a fault in a boy an art in a lover an accomplishment in a bachelor and second-nature in a married man.
Helen Rowland   Category: Lever

LIAR n. A lawyer with a roving commission.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Lever

Who is not sure of his memory should not attempt lying.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Lever

There are three kinds of lies: lies damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain   Category: Lever

There are three truths: my truth your truth and the truth.
Proverb   Category: Lever

The liars punishment is not in the least that he cannot be believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Lever

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
Arthur Calwell   Category: Lever

Lying increases the creative faculties expands the ego lessens the friction of social contacts.... It is only in lies wholeheartedly and bravely told that human nature attains through words and speech the forebearance the nobility the romance the idealism thatbeing what it isit falls so short of in fact and in deed.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Lever

No one is such a liar as the indignant man.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Lever

Ask me no questions and I ll tell you no fibs.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Lever

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliott   Category: Lever

A lie never lives to be old.
Sophocles   Category: Lever

Sin has many tools but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Lever

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Lever

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers   Category: Lever

In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Lever

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova   Category: Lever

Figures wont lie but liars will figure.
Charles H. Grosvenor   Category: Lever

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Anatole France   Category: Lever

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.
Thomas Mann   Category: Lever

The most exhausting thing in life I have discovered is being insincere. That is why so much social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Lever

Its raining my soul its raining but its raining dead eyes.
Guillaume Apollinaire   Category: Lever

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
Paul Newman   Category: Lever

With this Ring I thee wed with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
Book of Common Prayer   Category: Lever

The gain of lying is not to be trusted by any nor to be believed when we speak the truth.
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Lever

Most lies succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.
Paul Ekman PhD   Category: Lever

A goodly apple rotten at the heart; O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare   Category: Lever

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Lever

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Lever

By the time you swear youre his Shivering and sighing And he vows his passion is Infinite undying Lady make note of this: One of you is lying.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Lever

Though shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.
The Bible   Category: Lever

That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies; That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright; But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Lever

Lying increases the creative faculties expands the ego and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
Claire Booth Luce   Category: Lever

A liar must have a good memory. Mendacem oportet esse memorem
Marcus Fabius Quintilian   Category: Lever

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Lever

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar but is a stab at the health of human society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Lever

It is not a lie its a terminological inexactitude.
Alexander Haig   Category: Lever

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen while the latter lies in the depth where few are willing to search for it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Lever

Any fool can tell the truth but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler   Category: Lever

I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.
Oliver North   Category: Lever

It is not the lie that passeth through the mind but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it that doth the hurt.
Francis Bacon   Category: Lever

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Category: Lever

It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.
   Category: Lever

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
Aleister Crowley   Category: Lever

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
Daniel Webster   Category: Lever

Them that asks no questions isnt told a lie. Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by!
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Lever

In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Henry Graham Greene   Category: Lever

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie; A fault which needs it most grows two thereby.
George Herbert   Category: Lever

You don't tell deliberate lies but sometimes you have to be evasive.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Lever

Sanity is a cozy lie.
Susan Sontag   Category: Lever

Half a truth is often a great lie.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Lever

When you betray somebody else you also betray yourself.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Lever

A liar should have a good memory.
Quintillian   Category: Lever

The essence of lying is in deception not in words.
John Ruskin   Category: Lever

Never chase a lie. Let it alone and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher   Category: Lever