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1. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

Tags : Lies Lying Memory Truth
Author : Mark Twain

2. “All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE."Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES."So we can believe the big ones?"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING."They're not the same at all!"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED."Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"MY POINT EXACTLY.”

Tags : Belief Justice Lies Mercy Truth
Source : Hogfather

3. “It’s strange how what drives us may abandon us midstream, how what tickles our ears with lies one moment may tell us truths that knock us on our emotional ass the next. After all, it is an unbelievably real world, with Darwin scribbling his thoughts into books and telling us what monkeys we are. Each of us explores possibility, hungry for sustaining adoration, yet we know enough to render ourselves helpless. We strive and strain, bellow and believe, we learn, and everything we learn tells us the same thing: life is one great meaningful experience in a meaningless world. Brilliance has many parts, yet each part is incomplete. We live, heal and attempt to piece together a picture worth the price of our very lives. The picture I saw presented demonic executioners, who crippled those daring to look and consumed souls without defense. They’re everywhere. Some are people we know. Others are the great fears and addictions of our lives.”

Tags : Abandon Abandoned Abandonment Addiction Addictions Darwin Fears Lies Monkeys Possibility Truth

4. “A truth that's told with bad intentBeats all the lies you can invent.”

Tags : Lies Logic Philosophy Religion Truth
Author : William Blake
Source : Auguries of Innocence

5. “The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”

Tags : Anger Apathy Care Caught Court Courtroom Drama Crazy Criticism Deceit Defense Mechanism Discernment Exposed Truth Falsehood Funny But True Humiliation Humor Insecure Judge Judgment Lawyer Living A Lie Melodramatic Naked Psychology Psychopath Vulnerability Weird
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

6. “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

Tags : Lies Love Respect Self Deception Truth
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

7. “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

Tags : Beauty Delusion Goodness Lies Self Deception Wisdom
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : The Kreutzer Sonata

8. “If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”

Tags : British History Campaigns Debate Quotes Devolve Division Enmity Euro Euro Eurosceptic European Economic Area History Repeating Itself Lies Neighbors Power Of Thoughts Reform Schools Separation And Union Separations Stronger Quotes Uk Voters
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

9. “But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”

Tags : Lies Lying Truth Willful Ignorance
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

10. “How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information.”

Tags : Accuracy Blog Confusion Deceit Facts Falsehood Funny Funny But True Gossip Half Truth Humor Information Information Technology Intelligence Internet Knowledge Libel Lies Misinformation News Propaganda Rumors School Slander Social Media Statistics Technology Truth Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

11. “The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth.”

Tags : Accuracy Books Clever Fantasy Fiction Good Writing Homophone Honesty Lies Meaning Non Fiction Novels Parables Reading Realism Stories Tale Tell The Truth Truth Wordplay Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

12. “The hype cheapens the hyped, as right things are then made wrong by exaggeration.”

Tags : Accuracy Advertisement Business Cheap Deceit Dishonesty Exaggeration Honesty Hype Integrity Lies Marketing Media Reality Stories Truth
Author : Criss Jami

13. “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

Tags : Annoying Deceit Envy Falsehood Fool Frustration Haters Jealous Jealousy Lies Listen Slander Troublesome
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

14. “In the world of dogma, you become free the day you decide to go to hell.”

Tags : Adversity Advice Begging Betrayed Breakups Broken Compete Dating Deja Vu Desperate Doormat False Hope Freedom Get Moving Get Up Heartbreak Ignorant Inner Peace Know Worth Lack Of Confidence Love Marriage Mercy Pathetic Religion Self Degradation Self Worth Sorrow Value Warrior Woman Warrior Women Woman

15. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”

Tags : Be Positive Competitive Women Crying Dating Decieved Delusional Depression Desperate Dignity Exboyfriend False Hope Foolish Get Up Hanging On Heartbreak Ignorant Lack Of Confidence Lies Marriage Married Women Mercy Pathetic Pride Relationships Reputation See Your Value True Strength Value Warrior Women
Author : Rob Liano

16. “There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

Tags : Lies Lying Misattributed Mark Twain Statistics Truth

17. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

Tags : Humor Insanity Lies Lying Self Indulgence Truth
Author : George Carlin

18. “You want to tell a story? Grow a heart. Grow two. Now, with the second heart, smash the first one into bits. Gross, right? A bloody pulpy liquid mess. Look at it, try to make sense of it. Realize you can't. Because there is no sense. Ask your computer to print out a list of every lie you have ever told. Ask yourself how much of the universe you have ever really seen. Look in the mirror. Are you sure you're you? Are you sure you didn't slip out of yourself in the middle of the night, and someone else slipped into you, without you or you or any of you even noticing?”

Tags : Bloody Pulpy Liquid Mess Hearts Identity Lies Mirrors Sense Storytelling The Universe
Author : Charles Yu
Source : How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

19. “But men are bound to saySome things that, though untrue,Will get you down the aisleUntil you say "I do.”

Tags : Lies Marriage Men Smooth Talkers Weddings Women
Source : Sewing Figs

20. “When you study the wrongs you have committed before you study the wrongs done to you, you have no choice but to label yourself inherently evil, and be forced to dissociate emotionally to avoid the horrible pain in this lie.”

Tags : Childhood Trauma Dissociation Inherent Evil Labels Lies Self Study Trauma Wrongdoing
Source : Toward truth: A psychological guide to enlightenment

21. “A NATION'S GREATNESS DEPENDS ON ITS LEADERTo vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Pick a leader from among the people who is heart-driven, one who identifies with the common man on the street and understands what the country needs on every level. Do not pick a leader who is only money-driven and does not understand or identify with the common man, but only what corporations need on every level.Pick a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship. Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Most importantly, a great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.And lastly, pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”

Tags : Confident Conflict Country Criticism Criticize Dirty Hands Diversity Educators Employment Families Free Freedom Freedom Of Expression Funding Greed Hearts Hire Labor Morality Proptests Protest Revolution Sacrifice Wants Weapons
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

22. “It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”

Tags : Ability Aura Character Coax Common Sense Devil Food For Thought Game Intelligence Lies Michael Bassey Johnson Name Opportunity Outlaw Outshine Persuasion Spell Stardom Swindle Swindler The Law The Right Time Time Trick Wits

23. “When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?”

Tags : Angry People Anxiety Denying Feelings Ego Fear Jealous Women Lies Love Male Ego Obsession Paranoia Stalked Stalking

24. “And there I was at night, chasing after the full moon behind the clouds like a mad man in search of the reflection of the light of love in another person, without daring to light up the spark of light that I had left within myself. It was nowhere to be seen, but I felt it was out there somewhere. I've surely seen it a couple of days ago up in the sky and my eyes couldn't have lied to me, it was so beautiful, or so it appeared to be. I guess I have to stop stalking what can't be seen for awhile and let the light of the full moon find its way through my messed up soul. Maybe it's time to go to sleep and trust that another sunrise will renew what the full moon couldn't clear away tonight. During all that time, I might've not found the light of the moon, but I rested deeply with the sound of the raindrops, while gazing at the quiet river flowing slowly. What a crucial moment to be alive!”

Tags : Beautiful Chase Chasing Clear Clouds Deeply Eyes Lied Lies Light Love Mad Man Moment Moon Myself Night Person Reflection Renew Rest Search Sky Sleep Slowly Spark Stalk Trust

25. “Sealing your lips makes your eyes talk Truth creeps beneath your lame feet’s walk Knees stiffen when blood vessels stalk A pounding heart’s lies hard as rock”

Tags : Deceit Heart Knees Liar Liars Lies Life Lips Monorhyme Poem Poems Pounding Rhyme Rock Sealed Sealed Lips Sealing Stalk Stiif Verse Vessels
Author : Munia Khan

26. “Watching Nigel Farage rudely insult fellow members of the European Parliament today - the first occasion they were all assembled in Brussels since the tragic 'Brexit' referendum result - made me feel utterly ashamed to be British. Let it be known that Nigel Farage is the very epitomy of a narrow-minded 'Little Englander' who does not represent the vast majority of outward-looking people from Great Britain. His shameful and unofficial campaign to convince the British electorate to leave the European Union was peppered with lies and deceit. His populist and xenophobic rhetoric has also subsequently contributed to ugly scenes of racial abuse and hate crime directed at Eastern European nationals and ethnic minorities living and working in the UK, in the wake of the referendum result. Fellow Europeans, world citizens, let this be a wake-up call. Deny your own domestic peddlers of populism and nationalism the opportunity to follow the example of this unelected, disrespected maverick, intent on making a name for himself, for he has unwittingly unleashed a wrecking ball on Britain's future economic prosperity, cultural diversity and social harmony.”

Tags : Be Aware Bitterness Bitterness And Hatred British Empire British People Brussels Bully Quote Bullying Bullying Quotes Clowning Crisis Management Divisions In Society European Parliament Far Right Fear Hateful Minds Insularity Liars Nazi Nazism Open Hearted Open Minded Policymakers Politics Observation Politics Quotes Quotable Quote Quotable Quotes Racism Quotes Reporter Society Humanity Society Quotes Tough Times Traumatic Stress Worst Result Xenophobia
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

27. “Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.”

Tags : Fellatio Lies Lying Oral Sex Sex Sexuality
Author : Barbara Bush

28. “The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?""Wouldn't I know which one I was?""Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”

Tags : Good And Evil Lies Perception Personality Self Deception Truth Truth And Lies Villains
Author : Derek Landy
Source : Death Bringer

29. “One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.”

Tags : Liars Lies Lying Power Of Words Truth
Author : Al David

30. “I am stuffing your mouth with yourpromises and watching you vomit them out upon my face.”

Tags : Lies Poetry Promises
Author : Anne Sexton
Source : The Complete Poems

31. “Liars make the best promises.”

Tags : Lies Promises
Author : Pierce Brown
Source : Golden Son

32. “I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.”

Tags : Absurdity Boyfriend Boyfriends Brag Confiding Couple Couples Decievers Doing The Best Exaggeration Fabrication Faithfulness Fake Promises Half Truth Lies Love Love Letters Loyalty Michael Bassey Johnson Ocean Pleasing Relationship Sleep Swindle Talkative The Best I Can Do True Love Trust Trustworthy Truthful Untruth

33. “Many things in this period have been hard to bear, or hard to take seriously. My own profession went into a protracted swoon during the Reagan-Bush-Thatcher decade, and shows scant sign of recovering a critical faculty—or indeed any faculty whatever, unless it is one of induced enthusiasm for a plausible consensus President. (We shall see whether it counts as progress for the same parrots to learn a new word.) And my own cohort, the left, shared in the general dispiriting move towards apolitical, atonal postmodernism. Regarding something magnificent, like the long-overdue and still endangered South African revolution (a jagged fit in the supposedly smooth pattern of axiomatic progress), one could see that Ariadne’s thread had a robust reddish tinge, and that potential citizens had not all deconstructed themselves into Xhosa, Zulu, Cape Coloured or ‘Eurocentric’; had in other words resisted the sectarian lesson that the masters of apartheid tried to teach them. Elsewhere, though, it seemed all at once as if competitive solipsism was the signifier of the ‘radical’; a stress on the salience not even of the individual, but of the trait, and from that atomization into the lump of the category. Surely one thing to be learned from the lapsed totalitarian system was the unwholesome relationship between the cult of the masses and the adoration of the supreme personality. Yet introspective voyaging seemed to coexist with dull group-think wherever one peered about among the formerly ‘committed’.Traditionally then, or tediously as some will think, I saw no reason to discard the Orwellian standard in considering modern literature. While a sort of etiolation, tricked out as playfulness, had its way among the non-judgemental, much good work was still done by those who weighed words as if they meant what they said. Some authors, indeed, stood by their works as if they had composed them in solitude and out of conviction. Of these, an encouraging number spoke for the ironic against the literal mind; for the generously interpreted interest of all against the renewal of what Orwell termed the ‘smelly little orthodoxies’—tribe and Faith, monotheist and polytheist, being most conspicuous among these new/old disfigurements. In the course of making a film about the decaffeinated hedonism of modern Los Angeles, I visited the house where Thomas Mann, in another time of torment, wrote Dr Faustus. My German friends were filling the streets of Munich and Berlin to combat the recrudescence of the same old shit as I read:This old, folkish layer survives in us all, and to speak as I really think, I do. not consider religion the most adequate means of keeping it under lock and key. For that, literature alone avails, humanistic science, the ideal of the free and beautiful human being. [italics mine]The path to this concept of enlightenment is not to be found in the pursuit of self-pity, or of self-love. Of course to be merely a political animal is to miss Mann’s point; while, as ever, to be an apolitical animal is to leave fellow-citizens at the mercy of Ideolo’. For the sake of argument, then, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.”

Tags : Argument Berlin Bought Priesthood Communism Critical Thinking Enlightenment Euphemism Eurocentricism Faith German People Humanism Journalism Literary Criticism Literature Monotheism Politics Postmodernism Potus Russia Self Love Socialism Truth United States Xhosa People
Source : For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports

34. “As he once wrote of Kipling, his own enduring influence can be measured by a number of terms and phrases—doublethink, thought police, 'Some animals are more equal than others'—that he embedded in our language and in our minds. In Orwell's own mind there was an inextricable connection between language and truth, a conviction that by using plain and unambiguous words one could forbid oneself the comfort of certain falsehoods and delusions. Every time you hear a piece of psychobabble or propaganda—'people's princess,' say, or 'collateral damage,' or 'peace initiative'—it is good to have a well-thumbed collection of his essays nearby. His main enemy in discourse was euphemism, just as his main enemy in practice was the abuse of power, and (more important) the slavish willingness of people to submit to it.”

Tags : Animals Collateral Damage Conviction Delusion Diana Princess Of Wales Doublethink Equality Euphemism George Orwell Influence Language Lies Mind Peace Phrases Plain Language Power Propaganda Rudyard Kipling Submission Terms Thought Police Truth

35. “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”

Tags : Lies Lying Self Deception Truth
Author : S.E. Hinton
Source : The Outsiders

36. “Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

Tags : Agenda Bad Influence Compulsive Liar Controlling Craftsman Deception Destruction Dishonest Influence Lies Manipulation Media Mislead Slander Speak True
Author : Criss Jami

37. “Can anyone maintain power without lying? It looks to me like living without breathing. Morality apart, I think some evils are part and parcel of nature and we cannot do without them. Sometimes evil is even necessary to run this evil nature.”

Tags : Ambition Life Ambitions Cruel World Cruelties Evil Man Evil Nature Evil People Evil Thoughts Good And Evil Good Vs Evil Honesty Integrity Relationship Inhumanity Love Of Power Lust For Power Lying Psycho Machiavellian Politics Power Addiction Survival Of The Fittest Survivalism Surviving Life Wickedness
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

38. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Tags : Big Business Build Bridges Censor Character Darkness Election Freedom Greed Hatred Honest Broker Presidential Racism Sly Street Street Level Tolerance Unites Voter Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

39. “It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal.”

Tags : Authority Cockiness Control Decievers Familiarity Friendly Givers Ingrate Insults Intimacy Lies Look Down Lousy Misfortune Repudiation Self Image Sneer Snob Snub

40. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

Tags : History Lies Lying Propoganda Rewriting History Self Deception

41. “I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.”

Tags : Compassion Deciet Hate Interview With The Vampire Lestat Lie Lies Love Lovers Lying Secret Secrets Truth Vampire Vampires
Author : Anne Rice
Source : The Vampire Lestat

42. “A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.”

Tags : Black Cat Blind Cat Funny Humor Joke Lie Lies Looking Man Metaphysics Misattributed H L Mencken Philosopher Philosophy Religion Search Theologian Theology Untruth Untruthful Wishful Thinking
Author : H.L. Mencken

43. “If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to it.”

Tags : Attitude Blinded Blindness Conscience Ego Falsehood God Heart Ignorant Illumination Lies Life Light Mankind Media Men Million People Reason Religion Seeiking Truth Society Truthful Vision
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

44. “Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.”

Tags : Ask Humor Lies Questions Sarcasm Wit Witty
Source : She Stoops to Conquer

45. “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.[Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]”

Tags : Ideas Lies Myth Opinion Thought Truth

46. “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.”

Tags : Captive Childhood Trauma Emotional Abuse Freedom Healing Healing The Emotional Self Invalidate Lies Love Love Heals Marginalized Pain Ptsd Screams Screams Of Agony Silent Pain Trauma Validation
Source : Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals

47. “The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject... And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them... Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”

Tags : Astronomy Diligence Discoveries Disinformation Knowledge Lies Memory Misinformation Propoganda Research Science Time Truth
Author : Seneca
Source : Natural Questions

48. “The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth.”

Tags : Chances Clueless Commonsense Control Desperateness Dignity Exboyfriends Exgirlfriends False Love Games Insecurity Lies Marriage No Control No Respect Players Self Respect Spouses Stupid Takes Advantage Trust Trusting Unaware

49. “The more you believe, the more you'll be leaving you, when what you believed turns out to be just lies. Or unjust lies. Or any lies, anyway.”

Tags : Advice Belief Beliefs Believing Cheating Justice Leaving Lies Losing Lying Nothing Trust Trusting Unjust
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

50. “I once had a lovewho folded secrets between her thighs like napkins and concealed memories in the valley of her breasts.There was no match for the freckles on her chest, and no one could mistake them for a field of honeysuckles.Upon her lips, a thousand lies were spread in sweet gloss.Her kiss was like a storybook from ancient history.She was at home with the body of a man inside her, beside her.At night, when she lay in bed crying,no one could mistake the tears she wept for a summer showerShe is gone, my love. She was a wanderess, a wildflower.”

Tags : Amoureux Dawn Female Gentle Girl Goal Goals Happiness Imagination Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Jeune Fille Living Lovers Loving Couple Napkins Roman Payne Sensual Summer Showers Wildflower
Author : Roman Payne

51. “If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.”

Tags : Blinded Cheat Confidence Dignity Dishonorable Emotional Affair Ex Boyfriend Fake Flirtation Flirting Gullible Liar Lies Low Self Esteem Lying Players Relationships Self Worth Spouse Stupid Women Worth

52. “Sometimes, some lies that spoken with high confidencecould be more receptive than facts that spoken with doubt.”

Tags : Confidence Doubt Facts Lies Life Receptive Speak Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

53. “To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
”

Tags : Broken Deceit Deception Denial Deny Funny Honest Honesty Humor Illogical Illusion Lie Lie Detector Lies Life Love Machine Relationships Suspicion Women Word Junkies
Source : Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

54. “There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”

Tags : Act Acting Artifice Falsehood Game Games Illusion Lie Lies Playing Pretence Pretend Pretending Pretense
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

55. “People reject what they do not understand because it makes them feel small. They would rather believe in some other reality, even if it is only an illusion, so long as it makes them feel bigger.”

Tags : Delusion Delusional Fiction Illusions Images Insecure Lie Lying Mankind Materialism Misunderstood People Perception Real Small Minds Social Superficiality Superior
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

56. “Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around.""Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”

Tags : Answers Antisocial Bullying Conform Hurt Lies Loneliness Peer Pressure School Social Society Wandering
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

57. “I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.”

Tags : Evil Good Lies Love Mrs Coulter Truth
Source : The Amber Spyglass

58. “It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”

Tags : Lies Truth
Author : Ally Carter
Source : Heist Society

59. “From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset”

Tags : Crime Curiosity Epoch Fantasy Imagination Lies Lyrics Paradox Poetry Pondering Riddles Song Thinking Time Truth Wander Wonder
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

60. “Every word that comes after "And the Lord told me. . . “is a pious lie”

Tags : Atheist Club Debate Despair Hope Doubtful Doubtfulness Existence False Gods Fear Of God God Gods Gullible Quotes Heaven Quotes Honesty Integrity Relationship Hope For Each Day Hopeful Hopeful And Encouraging Hopelessness Hopes Indoctrinate Integrity Quotes Lie Mass Programming Mind Control Pearls Of Eternity Propaganda Proselytizing Religion Religion And Philoshophy Religious Faith Robots Supernaturalism
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

61. “Until a seed falls to the ground and dies, it does not become a tree that later yields many fruits and multitude of seeds. We must embrace the thought of death for us to have greater lives.”

Tags : Death Dies Embrace Falls Fruits Greater Ground Lies Many Multitude Must Seed Seeds Thought Until We Yields

62. “Husbands lie, Masha. I should know; I've eaten my share. That's lesson one. Lesson number two: among the topics about which a husband is most likely to lie are money, drink, black eyes, political affiliation, and women who squatted on his lap before and after your sweet self.”

Tags : Husbands Lies
Source : Deathless

63. “A harp can be a dangerous as a sword, in the right hands.”

Tags : Hands Harp Lies Song Lyrics Sword Truths
Source : A Storm of Swords

64. “A leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Administration Banker Bankers Companies Corporations Corruption Critic Democrat Diplomatic Divide Greed Honest Honest Broker Human Condition Humble Incentives Integrity Library Lobbyist Mankind Money Peacekeeper Pick A Leader Politics Schools Security Silencing Dissent Unites War We The People
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

65. “A great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands being revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Airlines Best Leader Big Business Bipartisan Capitalism Companies Confident Conservation Criticism Criticsm Democrat Diplomacy Education Equality Families Farmer For The People Foreign Relations Freedom Of Speech Government Great Leadership Homes Honest Human Life Intelligent Jobs Justice Leader Losing Pick A Leader Presidential Selecting Serves The People Spending Understanding
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

66. “Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”

Tags : Banker Broker Corporation Corruption Corruption Quotoes Democracy Developer Diplomacy Diplomatic Education Environment Environmentalist Healthcare Honest Broker Integrity Leader Quotes Leadership Characteristics Libraries Lie Money People Pharmacist Politics Presidential Public Funding Racism Selecting Leader Strong Teacher War
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

67. “The wolf Lupa had told him that mortal minds could believe just about anything—except the truth.”

Tags : Belief Comfort Deception False Comfort Honesty Lies Mind Society Society Problem Truth
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Son of Neptune

68. “A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody.”

Tags : Anybody Clever Counterfeit Counterfeited Craftiness Crafty Dishonest Dumb Evolution Theory Fugitive Idiotic Illegal Imbecility Immoral Imprudence Inane Intelligence Machiavellian Mindless Nefarious Paradox Shallow Shallow Minded Stupidity Treacherous Trickish Wisdom Witty

69. “[Religious belief is] outmoded and ridiculous. [Belief in gods was a] worn out but once useful crutch in mankind's journey towards truth. We consider the time has come for that crutch to be abandoned.It is a vacuous answer... To say that 'God made the world' is simply a more or less sophisticated way of saying that we don't understand how the universe originated. A god, in so far as it is anything, is an admission of ignorance. Religion utterly failed to provide an explanation of the biosphere other than that 'God made it all'. Then Darwin thundered over the horizon and in a few decades of observation and thought . . . arrived at an answer.I regard teaching religion as purveying lies. I came here today to de-corrupt you all.”

Tags : Answers Atheism Atheist Biosphere Charles Darwin Comprehension Darwin Lies Power Science Vacuous
Author : Peter Atkins

70. “It was Freud's ambition to discover the cause of hysteria, the archetypal female neurosis of his time. In his early investigations, he gained the trust and confidence of many women, who revealed their troubles to him.Time after time, Freud's patients, women from prosperous, conventional families, unburdened painful memories of childhood sexual encounters with men they had trusted: family friends, relatives, and fathers. Freud initially believed his patients and recognized the significance of their confessions. In 1896, with the publication of two works, The Aetiology of Hysteria and Studies on Hysteria, he announced that he had solved the mystery of the female neurosis. At the origin of every case of hysteria, Freud asserted, was a childhood sexual trauma.But Freud was never comfortable with this discovery, because of what it implied about the behavior of respectable family men. If his patients' reports were true, incest was not a rare abuse, confined to the poor and the mentally defective, but was endemic to the patriarchal family. Recognizing the implicit challenge to patriarchal values, Freud refused to identify fathers publicly as sexual aggressors. Though in his private correspondence he cited "seduction by the father" as the "essential point" in hysteria, he was never able to bring himself to make this statement in public. Scrupulously honest and courageous in other respects, Freud falsified his incest cases. In The Aetiology of Hysteria, Freud implausibly identified governessss, nurses, maids, and children of both sexes as the offenders. In Studies in Hysteria, he managed to name an uncle as the seducer in two cases. Many years later, Freud acknowledged that the "uncles" who had molested Rosaslia and Katharina were in fact their fathers. Though he had shown little reluctance to shock prudish sensibilities in other matters, Freud claimed that "discretion" had led him to suppress this essential information. Even though Freud had gone to such lengths to avoid publicly inculpating fathers, he remained so distressed by his seduction theory that within a year he repudiated it entirely. He concluded that his patients' numerous reports of sexual abuse were untrue. This conclusion was based not on any new evidence from patients, but rather on Freud's own growing unwillingness to believe that licentious behavior on the part of fathers could be so widespread. His correspondence of the period revealed that he was particularly troubled by awareness of his own incestuous wishes toward his daughter, and by suspicions of his father, who had died recently.p9-10”

Tags : Aeitology Child Sexual Abuse Childhood Sexual Abuse Cover Up Famous People Famous Psychiatrists Father Daughter Fathers Freud History Of Hysteria History Of Incest History Of Psychiatry History Of Psychology Hysteria Hysterical Dissociation Incest Lies Mental Health Neurons Neurosis Sexism Sexual Abuse Sigmund Freud
Source : Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword

71. “Lying is done with words, and also with silence.”

Tags : Dishonesty Lies Silence Words
Author : Adrienne Rich
Source : Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying

72. “[P]erhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification.”

Tags : Denial Justification Lies Torture
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

73. “Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.”

Tags : Actions Adversity Bias Boredom Choices Consequences Consequences Of Evil Cruelty Evil Evil Actions Fear Games Hypocrisy Liars Lies Obsession Perception Satan Selfishness Stereotypes Trials Tsloama Wrong Acts

74. “from: The Portrayal of Child Sexual Assault in Introductory Psychology Textbooks - Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Tonya C. LewisOne of the central questions surrounding the debate on memories of CSA is how often false or repressed memories actually occur. The APA working group (Alpert et al., 1996) and other experts (e.g., Loftus, 1993a) noted that no reliable method can distinguish between accurate and inaccurate memories. Therefore, no one can determine the prevalence of false or repressed memories. Nevertheless, six texts (30%) implied that false memories occur frequently (see Table 1). Of these, three included the opinionated suggestion that a "witch hunt" may be occurring in which innocent parents are routinely accused of, and then severely punished for, CSA. Two texts suggested that false memories of CSA must occur because an entire support group (the FMSF) has been formed for falsely accused parents. These authors apparently failed to consider that some members of the FMSF may actually have sexually assaulted children but are motivated to appear innocent. (85)”

Tags : Accusation Bias Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Denial Of Child Abuse False Allegation False Memory Syndrome False Memory Syndrome Foundation Hype Incest Inflammatory Lies Memory Wars Mental Health Opinion Pseudoscience Pseudoscientifc Rape Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Sexual Abuse Society Denial Witch Hunt
Source : Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology: Volume II

75. “To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest.”

Tags : Abuse Abusers Innocent Inspirational Lies Perpetrators Poetry Survivors Victims
Author : Flora Jessop
Source : Church of Lies

76. “Jan Hindman knows all too well that people who have lied for decades about their offending would lie to her about being victimized as a child, so she compared the reports of abuse by child molesters who were not being polygraphed on their answers with a later group who was informed that they would have to take a polygraph after the interview. The group that was being polygraphed was also given immunity from prosecution for crimes previously unknown in order to take away one of the many reasons that offenders lie.[103]The study is not about how good the polygraph is — although it appears to be highly accurate[104] and better than people are at detecting deception in any case. Rather, this study is about how good the offenders thought the polygraph was because the answers of the group who was going to take the polygraph turned out very different from the group who wasn't going.In a series of three studies, the offenders who claimed they were abused as a child were 67 percent, 65 percent, and 61 percent without the threat of a polygraph. With polygraph (and conditional immunity), the offenders who claimed they were abused as children were 29 percent, 32 percent, and 30 percent, respectively. The polygraph groups reported approximately half the amount of victimization as children as the nonpolygraph groups did.Nonetheless, the notion that most offenders were victims has spread throughout the field of sexual abuse and is strangely comforting for most professionals.”

Tags : Child Molesters Child Sexual Abuse Deception Dishonest People Dishonesty Liar Lie Detector Lies Pedophiles Polygraph Rapists Research Researchers Of Truth Social Denial Studies Victim Perpetrators
Source : Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

77. “There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else.”

Tags : Add Anger Attention Deficit Disorder Betrayal Conversation Games Hurt Impusivity Inattention Lies Loss Of Focus Not Caring Not Communicating Not Listening Revenge

78. “When you realize that incompetent police officers are harassing you, you need to call 911 and demand that a police supervisor be immediately dispatched to the scene. In the mean time you need to be video recording everything, as police officers are known for their blatant lies and fabrications.”

Tags : 911 Demand Everything Fabrications Harass Harassing Harassment Immediately Incompetent Lies Officer Police Police Brutality Police Officer Police State Supervisor Time Video
Author : Steven Magee

79. “As for the majority, it is not so much race as it is political affiliation that really divides it today. What was once an issue of physical difference is now one of intellectual difference. Men have yet to master disagreeing without flashing all their frustrations that come with it; the conservative will throw half-truths while the liberal will throw insults. Combine these and what do you get? A dishonest mockery of a country.”

Tags : Anger Arguing Character Debate Democrat Disagreement Division Forgiveness Frustration Hate Intellectual Liberal Lies Love Majority Mockery Morality Patience Propaganda Race Racism Religion Religious
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

80. “Most people gaze neither into the past nor the future; they explore neither truth nor lies. They gaze at the television.”

Tags : Lies Life Radiohead Television Truth
Author : Radiohead

81. “If you want to be lied to, all you have to do is believe everything that the government tells you.”

Tags : Believe Corrupt Corrupt Politics Corrupted Corruption Corruption And Attitude Corruption Politics Corruption Quotes Everything Government Government Abuse Government Corruption Government Cover Ups Government Propaganda Government Quotes Government Regulation Government Spending Governments Lie Lied Lies Tell Tells Want
Author : Steven Magee

82. “The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. It has been the most dishonourable belief against the character of the divinity, the most destructive to morality, and the peace and happiness of man, that ever was propagated since man began to exist. It is better, far better, that we admitted, if it were possible, a thousand devils to roam at large, and to preach publicly the doctrine of devils, if there were any such, than that we permitted one such impostor and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God in his mouth, and have credit among us.Whence arose all the horrid assassinations of whole nations of men, women, and infants, with which the Bible is filled; and the bloody persecutions, and tortures unto death and religious wars, that since that time have laid Europe in blood and ashes; whence arose they, but from this impious thing called revealed religion, and this monstrous belief that God has spoken to man? The lies of the Bible have been the cause of the one, and the lies of the Testament of the other.”

Tags : Affliction Belief Bible Blood Death Detestable Devils Dishonourable Happiness Horrid Impostor Joshua Misery Monster Morality Peace Persecutions Prophets Revelation Samuel Testament The Bible Torture War Wickedness Word Of God
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : The Age of Reason

83. “Because the problem of ritual abuse and mind control has not gone away - the survivors are still there - many more therapists have learnt about it. Survivors have spoken out and written their stories, and therapists have learnt a great deal from those brave survivors who have discovered what was done to them. There is a large special interest group on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control within the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Those therapists who have learnt in isolation or in small private online forums are once again sharing their knowledge widely, and books such as this one are beginning to be published again. The work is still very difficult and challenging, but we now know so much more than we did. We know that there is not one massive Satanic cult, but many different interrelated groups, including religious, military/political, and organized crime, using mind control on children and adult survivors. We know that there are effective treatments. We know that many of the paralyzing beliefs our clients lived by are the results of lies and tricks perpetrated by their abusers. And we know that, as therapists, we can combat this evil with wise and compassionate therapy.”

Tags : Abuse Abusers Criminal Gangs Cult Cults Disinformation Government Abuse Lies Manipulation Mind Control Organized Crime Perpetrators Psychological Abuse Psychology Ritual Abuse Satanic Satanic Cult Satanic Ritual Abuse Society Denial Survivors Therapists Therapy Treatment Tricks
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

84. “The first generation of therapists doing this work were told by their clients that the one massive cult was everywhere, knew everything, had access to state-of-the-art technology, and was willing to kill both clients and therapists to stop the information from getting out." []"The reality is that even before stories of ritual abuse and mind control began coming out to therapists, the groups had agreed on what kind of disinformation to spread, so that clients would be afraid to tell their therapists what had happened to them, and therapists would be afraid to work with these clients." [ ]"We know that there is not one massive Satanic cult, but many different interrelated groups, including religious, military/political, and organized crime, using mind control on children and adult survivors. We know that there are effective treatments. We know that many of the paralyzing beliefs our clients lived by are the results of lies and tricks perpetrated by their abusers.”

Tags : Abusers Beliefs Conspiracy Crime Deceit Disinformation Lies Mind Control Organized Crime Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Sra Therapy Tricks
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

85. “Ritually abusive groups also convince children that something evil has been put inside them. For example, a child is made to believe he or she has a "black heart" - seeing the abuser holding an animal heart and then feeling severe chest pain while it is supposedly inserted. In "brain transplants", the brain of an abuser or of a despised animal such as a rate is supposedly put into a child. Children are told that they are demons or monsters or aliens, or internal copies of an abuser whose "seed" has been implanted by rape.Ch29, p324”

Tags : Abusive Groups Child Rape Cults Deception Emotional Abuse Evil Forced Perpetration Indoctrination Lies Perpetration Psychological Abuse Rape Ritual Abuse Survivors Of Abuse Trick Tricks Victim Victim Perpetrators
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

86. “In my client who had confessed her “alien abduction” experience, an alter had been instructed that if she began to remember the ritual abuse she was to remember the alien abduction, so that nobody would believe her account of the ritual abuse. This program did not work with us, but you can imagine the larger consequences of such a ruse.p55”

Tags : Alien Abduction Aliens Belief Deception Denial Disbelief In Self Disinformation Dissociative Identity Disorder False Memories False Memory Hoax Lies Misinformation Multiple Personality Disorder Ritual Abuse Ruse Satanic Ritual Abuse Screen Memories Screen Memory Setup Trauma Memory Trickery Tricks Truth
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

87. “So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis”

Tags : Abuse Abusive Blame Child Abuse Childhood Abuse Courage Emotional Abuse Guilt Healing Innocence Lies Reality Recovery Relationships Responsibility Sexual Abuse Shame Survivor Victim
Author : Ellen Bass
Source : The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

88. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.”

Tags : Bullied Daughter Of God Dumped Embarrassed Emotional Abuse Games Humiliated Hurt Lack Of Respect Lies Not Good Enough Not Nice Overlooked Physical Abuse Self Centeredness Self Esteem Sexual Abuse Sons Of God

89. “Just because you have stolen someone's heart, luckily owned and occupied as a home, doesn't give you the audacity to enforce hurtful policies.”

Tags : Audacity Bad Influence Convention Cruelty Domination Heartbreak Home Hurt Lies Negative Influence Own Owned Owner Policies Policy Self Centred Self Interest Social Strata Stance Stealing Stolen Strictness Superiority Taken Weaker Vessels Weakness

90. “Dont let your dreams die, while you are still alive. There is no fulfilling joy and pleasure on this world than seeing what you ever thought and dreamed comes into reality.”

Tags : Able Account Advicer Bitter Career Development Educational Famous Future Group Work Improved Investment Job Know Me Lies Mind Mojo People Philosopher Push Secrets Team Travel Truth Working Hard

91. “Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations.”

Tags : Bravery Competing Competition Confidence Exboyfriends Exgirlfiend False Love Goals God S Plan Jealous Woman Lies Living A Lie Marriages Mediocrity Purpose Relationships Saddness Self Esteem Self Worth Settling Sorrow

92. “Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.”

Tags : Lies Truth
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Source : The Secret Life of Bees

93. “World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.”

Tags : Lies Propaganda War Writers Wwi

94. “Ô, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone.”

Tags : Abstinence Alcohol Alcoholic Alcoholism Betrayal Drinking Drunkenness Eudaimonia Fiction Happiness Happy Life Lies Literary Literature Living Well Lying Novel Saul Secrecy Secrets Sober Sober Living Sobriety Truth Serum Wine
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

95. “Seeing the name Hillary in a headline last week—a headline about a life that had involved real achievement—I felt a mouse stirring in the attic of my memory. Eventually, I was able to recall how the two Hillarys had once been mentionable in the same breath. On a first-lady goodwill tour of Asia in April 1995—the kind of banal trip that she now claims as part of her foreign-policy 'experience'—Mrs. Clinton had been in Nepal and been briefly introduced to the late Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest. Ever ready to milk the moment, she announced that her mother had actually named her for this famous and intrepid explorer. The claim 'worked' well enough to be repeated at other stops and even showed up in Bill Clinton's memoirs almost a decade later, as one more instance of the gutsy tradition that undergirds the junior senator from New York.Sen. Clinton was born in 1947, and Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner Tenzing Norgay did not ascend Mount Everest until 1953, so the story was self-evidently untrue and eventually yielded to fact-checking. Indeed, a spokeswoman for Sen. Clinton named Jennifer Hanley phrased it like this in a statement in October 2006, conceding that the tale was untrue but nonetheless charming: 'It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add.'Perfect. It worked, in other words, having been coined long after Sir Edmund became a bankable celebrity, but now its usefulness is exhausted and its untruth can safely be blamed on Mummy.”

Tags : 1947 1953 1995 2006 2008 Asia Bill Clinton Celebrity Edmund Hillary First Lady First Lady Of The United States Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton Jennifer Hanley Lies Mount Everest Nepal New York Politics Tenzing Norgay United States United States Elections 2008 United States Senate

96. “You are not one of Pentrigrel’s creations. This is not where you belong. He will not keep his word to you. He is concerned only with himself. You cannot condemn yourself to this over Lunette’s fate.”

Tags : Angel Angels Cold Dark Demon Demons Fantasy Lies Raven Ravens Selfish Sewing Sewing Souls Souls Voice Wrong Choices
Author : T.A. Miles
Source : Masque of Shadow

97. “Because we’ve been lied to and lied to, and it hurts to be lied to. It’s ultimately just about that complicated: it hurts. It denies you respect for yourself, for the liar, for the world. Especially if the lies are chronic, systemic, if hard experience seems to teach that everything you’re supposed to believe in’s really a game based on lies. Young Voters have been taught well and thoroughly. You may not personally remember Vietnam or Watergate, but it’s a good bet you remember ‘No new taxes’ and ‘Out of the loop’ and ‘No direct knowledge of any impropriety at this time’ and Did not inhale’ and ‘Did not have sex with that woman’ and etc. etc. It’s depressing and painful to believe that the would-be ‘public servants’ you’re forced to choose between are all phonies whose only real concern is their own care and feeding and who will lie so outrageously with such a straight face that you just know they have to believe you’re an idiot. So who wouldn’t fall all over themselves for a top politician who actually seemed to talk to you like you were a person, an intelligent adult worthy of respect?”

Tags : Lies Politics Vote
Source : The Best American Essays 2007

98. “It's lies. It's all lies. Some of them are just prettier than others, that's all. People see what they think is there.”

Tags : Clarity Of Perception Despair Lies Realism Reality
Source : Monstrous Regiment

99. “We're going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.”

Tags : Insecurity Lies
Author : Beth Moore
Source : So Long, Insecurity: You've Been A Bad Friend To Us

100. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Stop the censorship and government bullying of Suzy Kassem.”

Tags : Barriers Bridges Censorship Character Discrimination Division Education Ego Environment Environmental Fear Immature Improvement Justice Knowledge Lawlessness Leaders Love People President Secrecy Segragate Segregation Superficiality Tolerance Tolerate Truthful Voters
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

101. “Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.”

Tags : Hypocrisy Lies Naive
Author : Toba Beta

102. “She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty.”

Tags : Adventuress Amants Beautiful Dreams Drop Female Hero Females Feminism Girl Goals Goddess Hiding Lies Loving Couple Napkins Roman Running Sacred Seductive Summer Rain The Wanderess Wanderess Water Woman S Character Young Love
Author : Roman Payne

103. “People don't care about being duped as long as they're happy, which is the shortest form of happiness; hence 'self-duprication' becomes a habit.”

Tags : Alcohol Appease Bliss Compliments Deceit Denial Destruction Drugs Falsehood Fantasy Flattery Getting High Gossip Habit Happiness Ignorance Illusion Imagination Intoxication News Propaganda Self Deprecation Self Destruction Slander Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

104. “Having sentiments make you susceptible to lies and misjudgement.”

Tags : Act Betrayed Better Than This Chasing Compete Desperate Dignity Doormat Foolish Heartbreak Insecurity Jealous Women Lack Of Confidence Lack Of Respect Low Self Esteem Married Women Self Denial Self Love Self Worth Trial True Strength
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

105. “To seek truth requires one to ask the right questions. Those void of truth never ask about anything because their ego and arrogance prevent them from doing so. Therefore, they will always remain ignorant. Those on the right path to Truth are extremely heart-driven and childlike in their quest, always asking questions, always wanting to understand and know everything — and are not afraid to admit they don't know something. However, every truth seeker does need to breakdown their ego first to see Truth. If the mind is in the way, the heart won't see anything.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Asking Questions Asking Questions Quotes Brain Child Childlike Ego Fake Heart Lies Media Mind News Path Quest Question Reason Religion Road To Truth Truth Truth Seeker Understand Understanding Untrue
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

106. “The world is drowning in weirdness and lies......and here we are, so used to it that we're actually bored!”

Tags : Bored Drowning Humor Lies Manga Weirdness World
Author : Inio Asano
Source : Solanin

107. “Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”

Tags : Belief Childlikeness Children Cynic Faith Fearful Fearlessness Happiness Humility Judgment Lies Love Naive Optimist Pure Heart Purity Reliability Selflessness Skeptic Success Suspicion Trust Trustful Trustworthiness Understanding Understanding Others Zeal
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

108. “Like the moon shining bright Up high with all its grace,I can only show you at night And hide half of my face.”

Tags : Ambiguities Amorous Betrayal Cheating In Relationships Deceive Deceiving Decifer Hide Hide Feelings Illumination Illusion Light Mysterious Mystery Mysticism Occult Occultism Perceived Reality Shadows Telling Stories Version
Source : Pierrot & Columbine

109. “We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people’s minds.”

Tags : Conflict Confusion Disception Lies Life Mischief Perception Perspective

110. “Seropusly, why do flies line up in the sky every time someone lies? Hovering over they long to take the shit out from where It belongs so They compete to eat it alive.”

Tags : Acrostic Cheating Competition Crap Falsehood Flies Fooling Liars Lies Line Lining Mischief Shit Telling Lies Telling Stories Wrong Path Wrongdoing
Source : ACross Tic

111. “Even if you love a lady, don't say you will take care of her while someone else is catering for your needs.”

Tags : Affair Befriend Care Caring Cater Devotion Girlfriend Grow Up Immature Immaturity Juvenile Lady Lie Lies Loving Someone Needs Provision Responsibility Responsible Teenager Teenagers Unemployed Unemployment

112. “A lion of truth never assumes anything without validity. Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”

Tags : Apathetic Apathy Assume Assumptions Detect Examine Fiction Ignorance Is Bliss Knowledge Laziness Lazy Mind Lion Lion Of God Lion Of Truth Passive Relaxed Scrutinize Search For Truth Seeking Truth True Truth Truth Of Life Validation Validity Wrong
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

113. “Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.”

Tags : Guilty Insincerity Lies Misdemeanor Questions
Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : The Future of an Illusion

114. “Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.”

Tags : Art Books Deception Fiction Lies Novels On Fiction Plot Truth Weaving Writing

115. “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”

Tags : Deception Hiding Lies Man Secrets Self Awareness

116. “a thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer then the truth”

Tags : Allegory Lies Truths
Author : Leah Wilson
Source : The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

117. “Recently I interviewed a psychopath. This is always a humbling experience because it teaches over and over how much of human motivation and experience is outside my narrow range. Despite the psychopath's lack of conscience and lack of empathy for others, he is inevitably better at fooling people than any other type of offender. I suppose conscience just slows you down. A child convicted molester, this particular one made friends with a correctional officer who invited him to live in his home after he was released - despite the fact the officer had a nine-year-old daughter.The officer and his wife were so taken with the offender that, after the offender lived with them for a few months, they initiated adoption proceedings- adoption for a man almost their age. Of course, he was a child molester living in the same house as a child. Not surprisingly, he molested the daughter the entire time he lived there. [...] What these experiences taught have me is that even when people are warned of a previously founded case of even a conviction, they still routinely underestimate the pathology with which they are dealing.”

Tags : Charming Child Abuse Child Molesters Child Sexual Abuse Con Man Conscience Conviction Criminal Empathy Fooling Grooming Guard Jail Liar Lies Offender Pathology Pedophiles Predators Prison Prison Officer Psychopath Tricked
Source : Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

118. “But may the truth be told. May the true self may be found. May the truth rule the world more than ever. How easy life will be if everyone is just true to themselves, true to their words, true to their actions and true to life?”

Tags : Be Honest Be Yourself Inspirational Facts Of Life Honesty Lie Lies Life True Truth Truth Of Life

119. “We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

Tags : Betrayal Chances Friendship Intstalove Done Right Lies Love Lunar Chronicles Protection Scarlet Wolf
Author : Marissa Meyer
Source : Scarlet

120. “So much was so easy. Glamour was second nature. It was just making folk see what they wanted to see. Fooling folk was as simple as singing. Tricking folk and telling lies, it was like breathing.But this? Convincing someone of the truth that they were too twisted to see? How could you even begin?”

Tags : Glamour Lies Trickery Truth
Source : Rogues

121. “We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”

Tags : Ask Questions Awakened Awakened Heart Conscience Consciousness Dark Darkness Individual Individualism Individuality Knowledge Knowledge Power Lessons Light And Darkness Media Morality Popular Popular Opinion Popularity Right And Wrong Right Questions Sheep Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

122. “Money, Gun and Lie can solve almost all the problems.”

Tags : Funny Quotes Gun Guns Lie Lies Money Money Quotes Wit Witty Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

123. “The pain in a person’s life is bound to rise on becoming increasingly wise as nice; for then s/he could easily recognize the truth and lies of the people, hanging around her/him, better than others.”

Tags : Character Double Speak Emotions Factual Hidden Agenda Humanity Humbleness Hypocrite Inspirational Inspire Mentality Motivate Original Originality Pain Pain And Pleasure Personality Plagiarise Sage Thinking Sane Selfish Similarity Truth Wise Observation
Author : Anuj Somany

124. “You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice.”

Tags : Actions Blind Consequences Consequences Of Desire Cruelty Faith Faithless In God False Fear Games Injustice Jealousy Justice Lies We Tell Ourselves Lustful Paybacks Repentance Sin Smoke Screens Speculation Uneducated Victims Of Abuse Wisdom

125. “This is the gateway to Hell, baby… Welcome to The Underworld.”

Tags : Baby Black Magic Demons Desire Gateway Love Lovers Lucifer Lust Magic Paranormal Romance Party Relationships Secrets Seduce Seducer Seduction Sex Sexual Spells Underworld Welcome Witchcraft Witchcraft And Spells
Source : Black Magic: New Adult Witchcraft Paranormal Suspence Romance

126. “Don't worry about not doing "it" perfectly right now. It's ok, just keep at it, you will soon settle in it and then you'll be glad you didn't give up. All you need is to be sure that GOD's hand is in it.”

Tags : Do Don T Give Up Glad Inspirational Quotes Keep At It Keep Going Lies Life Lessons Motion Motivational Quotes Move Perfection Settle Truth

127. “Yesterday, she shed tears, keeping her head on my shoulders. And I think she's not going to be fine because I know she won't. Because a couple of years back, I wasn't.And when you know that you've fallen hard on a cold ground and are still lying there, what do you tell others who are taking the fall?You close your eyes. You accept to lie there a little longer. But I lie on my bed now, and it's a little too warm today.”

Tags : Cold Contemplation Cry Decisions Destiny Eyes Fallen Future Happiness Hard Lie Love Love Life Lying Over Think Overcome Peace Pit Present Sad Sleeping Taking The Fall Yesterday

128. “A world full of "certainties"All the plans, all the vanities.Where black covers the whiteSuited in "confidence"- the constant fight.A million roads I dream to takeOne destination, knowing not I turn where.A green veil covers for two years, some two decades.But the "plan" awaits, new roads to make.I pant, I struggle, I do my best While they say,"You are, dear, but so inadequate".”

Tags : Ambitions Arrogance Aspirations Black Suit Campus Life Certain Certainty Confidence Vs Arrogance Corporate Corporate Life Dream Company Dream Job Dreams Expectations Fight Firms Group Discussions Inner Fight Interviews Job Life Not Enough People Planning Pride Process Realities School Start Up Struggle Uncertainty Unplanned White

129. “Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.”

Tags : Abused Beginnings Compassion Cruelty Dignity Empowerment Endings Experiences Final Chapters Forgiveness Games Gossip Hurt Image Injustice Justice Lies Life Lessons Mocking New Journeys Played With Redemption Restoration Rumors Self Confidence Self Worth

130. “People believe what they are told.”

Tags : Amazing Writing Lies Politics Truthful

131. “I hate him.” She repeats it louder. “I hate him!” She shouts it at the sky, even though it’s hard to shout lying down: “I! Hate! Luke! Willis!”Rachel asks, “But what did he do?”Hallelujah can hear Jonah waiting for her answer. She knows he’s waiting because he’s stopped making fire-building noises. He’s silent. Completely.She takes a deep breath. “He told a lie about me. Actually, a lot of lies. And people believed him. The grown-ups, because he’s the preacher’s son and he’d never do something bad. And everyone our age—because he’s popular and you don’t question the popular guy, because if you do, you’ll stop being popular yourself. Or you’ll never get the chance. And because of what he said, my parents stopped trusting me. I lost friends. I was just this loser who—”She breaks off. Now she’s talking to Jonah. Even though he’s behind her and she can’t see him. “It doesn’t matter what you saw that night, or what he told you happened. Luke treated me like I was nothing, and you let him do it.”Jonah doesn’t answer.“But that’s not what makes me the maddest,” Hallelujah continues, pushing up to sit. “What makes me the maddest is that I let it happen too. I didn’t stand up for myself. And when someone did tell me to stand up for myself, I got so mad—”Sarah. She feels the emotion of their argument wash over her, fresh.“I pushed her away. I told her she didn’t understand anything. But she was right. I became this girl who wouldn’t stand up for herself. The quiet girl. The nothing girl. I just wanted it all to stop, but from the outside, without me having to make it stop. And I wanted to get away, but I figured, hey, college will get here eventually and then I’ll be away, I just have to get there, and all the while I’m miserable, and I’m letting you guys make me miserable, letting you make me think I’m supposed to be miserable, that I’m supposed to be quiet, and I’m shutting people out, people who maybe actually care, and I hate myself for it.” An abrupt stop. The train of thought hits a wall.She’s never said that before. Never thought it before. Not consciously.But she knows, deeper than she’s ever known anything, that it’s true.Hallelujah has spent six months hating herself for being weak and silent and for letting bad things happen and for not fighting.”

Tags : Believe Hallelujah Hate Jonah Lies Luke Willis Mad Push Away Rachel Jackson Rant Silent That Girl

132. “The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.”

Tags : Lies Lying Self Deception Vision Visionaries

133. “Secrets and lies… Everyone in the world deals with these every day of their lives. To protect themselves. To protect someone else. It is all in the way that you look at the situation.”

Tags : Lies Secrets Self Preservation
Author : Lacey Thorn

134. “Shame on the misguided, the blinded, the distracted and the divided. Shame. You have allowed deceptive men to corrupt and desensitize your hearts and minds to unethically fuel their greed.”

Tags : Apathy Blid Business Compassionate Corrupt Corruption Dark Amitions Desensitization Desensitize Desensitized Distracted Distration Distrust Divided Evil Evil Thoughts Free Your Mind Human Condition Media Politicians Politics Power Trust War Wealth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

135. “There were lies, and there were lies. Was a secret a lie? If one wanted to protect another?”

Tags : Believe In Fantasy Firelight First Love Kristen Callihan Lies Love Passion Protect Protect Another Secret Secret Lie Trust What Is Lie
Source : Firelight

136. “When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.”

Tags : Beliefs Lies Power
Author : Michael Ende
Source : The Neverending Story

137. “Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.”

Tags : Beliefs Boyfriends Cheaters Crisis Delusions Fake Christians Falling Apart Games Girlfriends Insanity Lies Men Mental Disorders Relationships Sisters Stalkers Wrong Diagnosis

138. “A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.”

Tags : Decieve Helping Others Intention Liar Lies Selfish Storyteller Storytelling
Source : The Kings and Queens of Roam

139. “If we could believe that he [Jesus] really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanism which his biographers [Gospels] father on him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the early, and the fanatics of the latter ages, the conclusion would be irresistible by every sound mind that he was an impostor... We find in the writings of his biographers matter of two distinct descriptions. First, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstitions, fanaticisms and fabrications... That sect [Jews] had presented for the object of their worship, a being of terrific character, cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust... Jesus had to walk on the perilous confines of reason and religion: and a step to right or left might place him within the gripe of the priests of the superstition, a blood thirsty race, as cruel and remorseless as the being whom they represented as the family God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, and the local God of Israel. They were constantly laying snares, too, to entangle him in the web of the law... That Jesus did not mean to impose himself on mankind as the son of God, physically speaking, I have been convinced by the writings of men more learned than myself in that lore.[Letter to William Short, 4 August, 1820]”

Tags : Cruel Fake Freethinker Freethought God Of Abraham Imposter Jehovah Judaism Lies New Testament Reason Skeptic Skepticism Yahweh
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

140. “Great story tellers are great liars. None of those complex characters, events and settings are anything but the figments of their own imaginations”

Tags : Author Quotes Bangambiki Book Book Quote Creation Creativity How To Write A Novel Imagination Quotes Inspiration Liar Lie Lies Paper The Great Pearl Of Wisdom Writers And Writing Writers Block Writers On Writing Writers Quotes Writers Quotes Books Writing Advice Writing Books Writing From The Heart Writing From The Soul Writing Life Writing Process Writing Secrets Writing Success Quotes Writing Tip
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

141. “I have walked a stair of swords,I have worn a coat of scars.I have vowed with hollow words,I have lied my way to the stars-Songs of Sapphique”

Tags : Journey Lies Scars Stars
Source : Incarceron

142. “There’s nothing perhaps more that can be said to awaken the people’s mind; but if a person can’t still find as who to trust & how much, then s/he is simply within oneself always confined.”

Tags : Awaken Cunning Finding Oneself Heart Humanity Hypocrisy Individuality Inspiring Thought Introspection Leadership Lies Living Standard Material World Motivational Notable People Persona Practice Preaching Self Realisation Selfishness Sensibility Sensible Sincerity Spirituality Teaching Trustworthy Wisdom Quotes Wise
Author : Anuj Somany

143. “To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions.”

Tags : Actions Censorhip Conscience Corrupt Corruption Corruption In Media Deeds Elections Good And Bad Good And Evil History Intentions Leaders Leadership Quotes Leadership Traits Liar Lies Media Morality Past Actions Philosophy Political Political Leadership Politicians Politics Right And Wrong Serving The People Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

144. “You may have fallen down, but you can get back up again. You may have doors shut, but new doors will open for you. You may have been lied on, but the truth will come to the light. You may have been hurt, but the pain will pass. You are a survivor. You have a history of surviving.”

Tags : Beauty Courage Divine Guidance Faithfulness Fallen Friendship God Godly Advice Heaven Honesty Inspiration Inspire Inspiring Messages Integrity Kindness Lies Motivate Peace Seekers Philosophy Quotes Quotes To Live By Survivor Truth Truthfulness Wisdom Words To Live By
Source : Heart Crush

145. “Too bad we don't have marshmallows. This is an amazing fire." Howard emerged through the smoke behind Edilio.”

Tags : Burning Fire Gone Series Lies Marshmallows Michael Grant
Author : Michael Grant
Source : Lies

146. “Nothing is ever certain.”

Tags : Absolutes Cruel Death Lies Phrases Sad Truth
Author : Alice Sebold
Source : The Lovely Bones

147. “Don’t spoil me with your lies, love me with your truth.”

Tags : Honesty Lies Love Quotes Relationships Spoil Truth
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

148. “In the end, there's only one thing you can believe. Bodies are honest; they don't lie.”

Tags : Belief Bodies Honesty Lies
Author : Megan Chance
Source : The Spiritualist

149. “Heresy would like to think of itself as 'invented Truth'. But of course, all Reason and Logic would agree that no man can ever create Truth; he can only discover it. If heresy were ever at all beneficial, God would use it really to bring one right back to Truth, as countless 'inventions' have brought men to discovery.”

Tags : Answers Apologetics Argumentation Create Definition Doctrine Exploration Facts Falsehood Fundamental Gnosticism God Heresy Honesty Logic Mathematics Mystery Original Orthodoxy Philosophy Questions Theology Truth
Author : Criss Jami

150. “Like all great things which then become fashions, science, as now the universal stamp of approval, probably receives more abuse than any other field of study. Glaze the word itself over whatever vague ideology one may presume ratified, no matter the degree of pseudo-science or lack of scholarly credibility packaged within, and the many will consume it like gravy on a feast. My thought for the time is that as the promise of true science increases, so shall rise its many more superficial counterparts as provided by the agenda-bound trendies and hyper-ambitious laypersons to boot.”

Tags : Exploration Fact Fake Fashion Fiction Ideology Ignorance Intelligence Lies Media Non Fiction Propaganda Pseudo Science Pseudoscience Ratification Science Scientific Method Superficial Trend Vagueness Vagueness Of Language Validation
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

151. “In 125 years from now, who will be around to say whether you liked tomato soup or Gandhi? Who will share stories of your childhood, first love, dislikes, and interests? Who will tell the world of your adventures and the places you've traveled if there are no pictures or receipts to prove it? And who will be around to accurately translate the real meaning of any words or artwork you left behind? And who will be around to prove they are actually yours? And if your friends or enemies left anything behind about you, would their words be good or bad, and how much of it would really be true? What if you were a very good person but had many enemies? And what if you were an influential person with a big following, and your words and image become one of the most bankable industries in the world? If you can control the information and words of that person after they die, you can control their followers almost forever. If you can change the outcomes of wars, time frames or locations of pivotal events, or the succession of leaders of any 'dynasty', you can change a country's position of power or debts to another nation in the future. You can build mythical entities or hide vital information anytime. There will be nobody around to verify that Jesus had blue eyes or if Charlie Chaplin ever rode a donkey. And even if one person died with a book on his story, there will be five or hundreds to write their version of 'his story' to cover up his truths. If you wrote your life story before you died, how many enemies will also write books about you, which later will be multiplied to another 500 additional titles over time? One man's truths do not stand a chance to outlive him in a land of a billion people, especially if those with power and influence do not like him, and can benefit by turning his words around into lies to serve their corrupt causes.What if your history was erased and rewritten like those of many historical icons of the past? Who is around today to say what color Jesus or Mohammed's hair really looked like, or how they spent their time? Remember, Jesus never wrote the Bible, but over thirty or forty people claiming to know somebody who knew him personally did. Who are these people? How do we not know their names? If God wanted them to be writing his messages, he would have chosen them instead of Jesus. Did any of his 'close friends' stand up for Jesus when he was being crucified? No. They did not stand up for what was right because they found their lives to be more precious than the truth. So why would you listen to what they claim Jesus said? Any man who does not stand up for his conscience is not favored by God. And this is the true meaning of Jesus dying for our sins. He died because nobody stood up for him. Three hundred years after you die, and your children and grandchildren die too, how will people know that you died a Baahist and not a Christian? How much truth is preserved in the histories of our dead heroes, leaders, prophets, and kings? And who has translated, decoded, researched, and re-written their histories? Who are these interpreters and translators, and what are their beliefs, dislikes, biases, background, gains, motives, and so forth?So if all human witnesses to major events disappear every 125 years, who or what is truly around to say what happened to the world 125,000 years ago, or what God really said to who? Those manipulating truths to their advantage know there isn't a soul around to say otherwise. Yet there are sheep to manage. Knowing this, since he created the minds and hearts of men, the Creator preserved truths in our hearts so that we would naturally know right from wrong. He knew the details of important events would be tampered with, so he stored his most important concerns in our hearts — to be good to yourself and others, to know the difference between right and wrong, to seek truth always, and to never neglect your conscience until you die.”

Tags : Adventures Bad Change Dead Facts Followers God Hide History Ignorance Interests Jesus Language Learning Lessons Lying Manage Manipulation Succession Time Truth Understanding Wars Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

152. “How often have I painted a splendid picture of a journey marked by courageous ascents and daring desert crossings when all along all I’ve really been doing is running?”

Tags : Ascents Boast Boasting Deceit Deception Deserts Distort Fake Fear Flee Frightened Hide Hiding Journey Lie Lies Life Run Running Scared Spin

153. “I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is meI believe in my dance-- And my destiny”

Tags : Disguises Faith Idenity Lies Lying Masks Personality Self Deception
Author : Sam Shepard

154. “Sometimes, we expect life to work a certain way and when it doesn’t we blame others or see it as a sign, rather than face the pain of the choices we should or shouldn’t have made. Real healing won’t begin until we stop saying, “God prevented this or that.” Often in our attempt to protect ourselves from pain, we leave things to fate and don’t take chances. Or, we don’t work hard enough to keep the blessings we are given. Maybe, we didn't recognize a blessing, until it was too late. Often, it is the lies we tell ourselves that keeps us stuck in a delusion of not being responsible for our lives. We leave it all up to God. The truth is we are not leaves blowing toward our destiny without any control. To believe this is to take away our freedom of choice and that of others. The final stage of grief is acceptance. This can’t be reached through always believing God willed the outcomes in our lives, despite our inaction or actions. To think so is to take the easy escape from our accountability. Sometimes, God has nothing to do with it. Sometimes, we just screwed up and guarded our heart from accepting it, by putting our outcome on God as the reason it turned out the way it did. Faith is a beautiful thing, but without work we can give into a mysticism of destiny that really doesn't teach us lessons or consequences for our actions. Life then becomes a distorted delusion of no accountability with God always to blame for battles we walked away from, won or loss.”

Tags : Acceptance Accountability Choices Copouts Delusions Excuses Faith Without Works Faith Without Works Is Dead Freedom Of Choice Freedom To Choose Friendships Grief In Action Jobs Lack Of Compassion Love Psychic Readings Relationships Responsible Self Awareness Self Help Self Improvement Self Righteousness Trying

155. “And all our gods are not lies. They existed. All our gods, from the beginning of time, have been men with psychiatric conditions. And their delusions were so deep, they passed them on.”

Tags : Delusions God Gods Lies Psychiatry Religion Religion Spirituality Religious Faith
Author : Manu Joseph
Source : The Illicit Happiness of Other People

156. “The distinction between a delusion and a lie is the very difference between a successful saint and a fraud.”

Tags : Delusions Lie Lies Religion Spirituality Saint
Author : Manu Joseph
Source : The Illicit Happiness of Other People

157. “When you don’t have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script.”

Tags : Anxiety Characters Conflict Delusion Dishonest Fake Fear Games Heart Felt Honesty Improvisation Liars Lies Love Make Believe Mind Games Perspective Plans Preplanned Real Rehearsed Relationships Romance Scripted Secrets

158. “Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don’t kid yourself that they are.”

Tags : Compulsive Liars Deceit Liar Lies Pathological Liars Trust
Author : Susan Forward
Source : When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

159. “MAKING THE LIE MAKE SENSE:When denial (his or ours) can no longer hold and we finally have to admit to ourselves that we’ve been lied to, we search frantically for ways to keep it from disrupting our lives. So we rationalize. We find “good reasons” to justify his lying, just as he almost always accompanies his confessions with “good reasons” for his lies. He tells us he only lied because…. We tell ourselves he only lied because…. We make excuses for him: The lying wasn’t significant/Everybody lies/He’s only human/I have no right to judge him.Allowing the lies to register in our consciousness means having to make room for any number of frightening possibilities:• He’s not the man I thought he was.• The relationship has spun out of control and I don’t know what to do• The relationship may be over. Most women will do almost anything to avoid having to face these truths. Even if we yell and scream at him when we discover that he’s lied to us, once the dust settles, most of us will opt for the comforting territory of rationalization. In fact, many of us are willing to rewire our senses, short-circuit our instincts and intelligence, and accept the seductive comfort of self-delusion.”

Tags : Betrayal Compulsive Liars Deceit Liar Lies Pathological Liars Trust
Author : Susan Forward
Source : When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

160. “When your lover is a liar, you and he have a lot in common, you're both lying to you!”

Tags : Compulsive Liars Deceit Infidelity Liar Lies Pathological Liars Trust
Author : Susan Forward
Source : When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

161. “Reality CheckHis lying is not contigent on who you are or what you do. His lying is not your fault. Lying is his choice and his problem, and if he makes that choice with you, he will make it with any other woman he’s with. That doesn’t mean you’re an angel and he’s the devil. It does mean that if he doesn’t like certain things about you, he has many ways to address them besides lying. If there are sexual problems between you, there are many resources available to help you. Nothing can change until you hold him responsible and accountable for lying and stop blaming yourself. The lies we tell ourselves to keep from seeing the truth about our lovers don’t feel like lies. They feel comfortable, familiar, and true. We repeat them like a mantra and cling to them like security blankets, hoping to calm ourselves and regain our sense that the world works the way we believe it ought to. Self-lies are false friends we look to for comfort and protection—and for a short time they may make us feel better. But we can only keep the truth at bay for so long. Our self-lies can’t erase his lies, and as we’ll see, the longer we try to pretend they can, the more we deepen the hurt.”

Tags : Cognitive Dissonance Compulsive Lying Deceit Liar Lie Lies Pathological Lying Relationship Problems Trust
Author : Susan Forward

162. “A liar is always lavish of oaths.”

Tags : Deceit Liar Lies

163. “When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!”

Tags : Christ Christian Craft Crafty Devil Discretions Evil Evil Spirit Follow Jesus Jesus Christ Jesus Conquer The Devil Lied Manipulate Manipulations Preaching Sermon The Way The Way The Truth And The Life Worship

164. “Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.”

Tags : Arrow Edia Liar Lie Lies Lying Media News Snake Straightforward Trust Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

165. “The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.”

Tags : Choice Lies Truth
Author : Holly Black
Source : Red Glove

166. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

Tags : Honesty Lies Stories Truth

167. “You can repeat lies of others without hesitationBecause, you don’t have to give justification But, saying truth you have to be fearless and courageousBecause, you have to defend your viewsYou can not say truth without hurting sentiments of many people”

Tags : Atheist Courage Fearless Free Thinkers Lies People Religion Sentiments Truth View
Author : Sammy Toora

168. “Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.”

Tags : Cats Lies
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : Stardust

169. “Perhaps it is true that, by some definitions, Satan is more religious than God. Many of the particularly proud sinners are deceived into thinking that Satan is anti-religious, that he likes seeing people do immoral things simply because he likes immoral things. Doubtful; Satan likes for people to do immoral things so that he can blame them for doing immoral things. The Father of Lies laughs not with his teammates, but at them.”

Tags : Accusation Accuser Anti Religious Apologetics Blame Deception Devil Evil Father Of Lies Fault God Good Hypocrisy Immoral Incrimination Legalism Lies Lucifer Moral Pride Religious Satan Sinners Teammates
Author : Criss Jami

170. “The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.”

Tags : Lies Sin Truth
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

171. “You know there's no such thing as a complete lie. There's always some truth in there.”

Tags : Communication Honesty Lies Truth
Source : Will Grayson, Will Grayson

172. “When you first meet a person, sometimes they'll pretend to be all that you like. Deception is hard to predict instantly at times, but if you hang with them for a while their true colors will eventually begin to show.”

Tags : Colors Deception Disguise Happiness Honesty Hope Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Lies Life Lessons Living Philosophy Predictions Quotes To Live By Time Truth Untruths Words To Live By
Source : Release The Ink

173. “,the rest of the girls pretended not to notice. That's just what best friends do.”

Tags : Friendship Lies Life Lessons Truth White Lies
Author : Sara Shepard
Source : Pretty Little Liars

174. “O Heavenly Children, the stories you have concocted in God's name have angered Him; for he would never instigate war between brothers, or encourage tribes to harbor resentment towards one another. He prefers the man who loves over the one who hates. And the man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name.”

Tags : Concoct Division Fabricate Fabrications Fear Forgiveness Hate Hatred Humanity Quotes Humankind Kind Kindness Knowledge Lie Lies Love Mankind Mislead Resentment Spirituality Stories Terrorism Unity Wars
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

175. “Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable.”

Tags : Authors Commonsense Eternal Truths Facts Filterless Freedom Of Speech Friendships From The Heart God S Plan Holding Back Honesty Ideas Lies Memoirs Moving On Novels Relationships Right People Self Confidence Sermons Speaking Truths Vulnerability Wisdom Woman Women Wrong Choice Wrong Path

176. “[Refers to 121 children taken into care in Cleveland due to suspected abuse (1987) and later returned to their parents]Sue Richardson, the child abuse consultant at the heart of the crisis, watched as cases began to unravel: “All the focus started to fall on the medical findings; other supportive evidence, mainly which we held in the social services department, started to be screened out. A situation developed where the cases either were proven or fell on the basis of medical evidence alone. Other evidence that was available to the court, very often then, never got put. We would have had statement from the child, the social workers and the child psychologist’s evidence from interviewing. We would have evidence of prior concerns, either from social workers or teachers, about the child’s behaviour or other symptoms that they might have been showing, which were completely aside from the medical findings. (Channel 4 1997) Ten years after the Cleveland crisis, Sue Richardson was adamant that evidence relating to children’s safety was not presented to the courts which subsequently returned those children to their parents: “I am saying that very clearly. In some cases, evidence was not put in the court. In other cases, agreements were made between lawyers not to put the case to the court at all, particularly as the crisis developed. Latterly, that children were sent home subject to informal agreements or agreements between lawyers. The cases never even got as far as the court. (Channel 4, 1997)”Nor is Richardson alone. Jayne Wynne, one of the Leeds paediatricians who had pioneered the use of RAD as an indicator of sexual abuse and who subsequently had detailed knowledge of many of the Cleveland children, remains concerned by the haphazard approach of the courts to their protection. I think the implication is that the children were left unprotected. The children who were being abused unfortunately returned to homes and the abuse may well have been ongoing. (Channel 4 1997)”

Tags : Abuse Of Power Abused Children Abusers Accusation Child Custody Child Protection Child Sexual Abuse Cleveland Criminal Justice System Doctors Evidence False Accusation False Allegations Hype Law Manipulation Media Distortion Media Manipulation Propaganda Social Services Society Denial
Author : Heather Bacon
Source : Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Challenges and Dilemmas

177. “But nothing in my previous work had prepared me for the experience of reinvestigating Cleveland. It is worth — given the passage of time — recalling the basic architecture of the Crisis: 121 children from many different and largely unrelated families had been taken into the care of Cleveland County Council in the three short months of the summer of 1987. (p18)The key to resolving the puzzle of Cleveland was the children. What had actually happened to them? Had they been abused - or had the paediatricians and social workers (as public opinion held) been over-zealous and plain wrong? Curiously — particularly given its high profile, year-long sittings and £5 million cost — this was the one central issue never addressed by the Butler-Sloss judicial testimony and sifting of internal evidence, the inquiry's remit did not require it to answer the main question. Ten years after the crisis, my colleagues and I set about reconstructing the records of the 121 children at its heart to determine exactly what had happened to them... (p19)Eventually, though, we did assemble the data given to the Butler-Sloss Inquiry. This divided into two categories: the confidential material, presented in camera, and the transcripts of public sessions of the hearings. Putting the two together we assembled our own database on the children each identified only by the code-letters assigned to them by Butler-Sloss. When it was finished, this database told a startlingly different story from the public myth. In every case there was some prima fade evidence to suggest the possibility of abuse. Far from the media fiction of parents taking their children to Middlesbrough General Hospital for a tummy ache or a sore thumb and suddenly being presented with a diagnosis of child sexual abuse, the true story was of families known to social services for months or years, histories of physical and sexual abuse of siblings and of prior discussions with parents about these concerns. In several of the cases the children themselves had made detailed disclosures of abuse; many of the pre-verbal children displayed severe emotional or behavioural symptoms consistent with sexual abuse. There were even some families in which a convicted sex offender had moved in with mother and children. (p20)”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Of Power Abusers Allegations Child Abuse Child Custody Child Protection Child Rape Cleveland Doctors Evidence False Accusation False Allegations Hype Law Legal Lies Manipulation Media Distortion Media Manipulation Pedophilia Propaganda Social Services Systemic Failure Victims
Source : Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Challenges and Dilemmas

178. “...Cleveland was the first war over the protection of children to be fought not in the courts, but in the media...Given that most of the hearings took place out of sight of the press, the following examples are taken from the recollection of child protection workers present in court. In one case, during a controversy that centred fundamentally around disputes over the meaning of RAD [reflex anal dilatation], a judge refused to allow ‘any evidence about children’s bottoms’ in his courtroom. A second judge — hearing an application to have their children returned by parents about whom social services had grave worries told the assembled lawyers that, as she lived in the area, she could not help but be influenced by what she read in the press. Hardly surprising then that child protection workers soon found courts not hearing their applications, cutting them short, or loosely supervising informal deals which allowed children to be sent back to parents, even in cases where there was explicit evidence of apparent abuse to be explained and dealt with. (p21)[reflex anal dilatation (RAD): a simple clue which is suggestive of anal penetration from outside. It had been recognised as a valuable weapon in the armoury of doctors examining children for many decades and was endorsed by both the British Medical Association and the Association of Police Surgeons. (p18)]”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Of Power Abused Children Abusers Accusation Allegations Child Abuse Child Custody Child Protection Child Sexual Abuse Cleveland Crime Doctors False Allegations Hype Law Legal Media Distortion Media Manipulation Paedophile Ring Pedophile Ring Pedophilia Propaganda Social Services Society Denial Systemic Failure
Source : Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Challenges and Dilemmas

179. “The reality is, no matter what you were told, whatever happened to you as a child was not legally or morally your fault. Abused children are instilled with guilt regarding their "participation." It's an especially complex issue if the abuser is a family member. The child is told and believes that by his word his family will disintegrate, or harm may descend upon other loved ones. He fears he will lose more by telling than not.”

Tags : Blame Breakup Child Abuse Child Abuser Child Sexual Abuse Fear Guilt Lies Pedophile Self Blame Shame Silence Victim Blaming
Source : Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Dissociative Identity Disorder

180. “From Colin A. Ross, 1995: The writer is the brother of the man who co-founded the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. He is writing to WGBH about a program called 'Divided Memories', which you may have seen, that was supposed to be an investigation of memory. This letter also went to Congress and to the press, so it's a public letter. It's just unfortunate that the press, as far as I know, didn't pick it up. 'Gentlemen: Peter Freyd is my brother. Pamela Freyd is both my stepsister and sister-in-law. Jennifer and Gwendolyn [their daughters] are my nieces. There is no doubt in my mind that there was severe abuse in the home of Peter and Pam, while they were raising their daughters. Peter said (on your show, 'Divided Memories') that his humor was ribald. Those of us who had to endure it, remember it as abusive at best and viciously sadistic at worst. The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is a fraud designed to deny a reality that Peter and Pam have spent most of their lives trying to escape. There is no such thing as a False Memory Syndrome. It is not, by any normal standard, a Foundation. Neither Pam nor Peter have any significant mental health expertise. That the False Memory Syndrome Foundation has been able to excite so much media attention has been a great surprise to those of us who would like to admire and respect the objectivity and motives of people in the media. Neither Peter's mother (who was also mine), nor his daughters, nor I have wanted anything to do with Peter and Pam for periods of time ranging up to more than two decades. We do not understand why you would 'buy' such an obviously flawed story. But buy it you did, based on the severely biased presentation you made of the memory issue that Peter and Pam created to deny their own difficult reality. For the most part you presented very credible parents and frequently quite incredibly bizarre and exotic alleged victims and therapists. Balance and objectivity would call for the presentation of more credible alleged victims and more bizarre parents, While you did present some highly regarded therapists as commentators, most of the therapists you presented as providers of therapy were clearly not in the mainstream. While this selection of examples may make for much more interesting television, it certainly does not make for more objectivity and fairness. I would advance the idea that 'Divided Memories' hurt victims, helped abusers and confused the public. I wonder why you thought these results would be in the public interest that Public broadcasting is funded to support.”

Tags : Bias Biased Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Childhood Sexual Abuse Deception Denial Documentary False Memories False Memory False Memory Syndrome False Memory Syndrome Foundation Fmsf Incest Lies Media Manipulation Memory Wars Pedophile Peter Freyd Truth Tv Documentary
Author : William Freyd

181. “The Legend of Robert HalseyThis article examines the criminal conviction of Robert Halsey for sexually abusing two young boys on his school-van route near Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Halsey's name has been invoked by academics, journalists, and activists as the victim of the “witch hunt” in this country over child sexual abuse. Based on a comprehensive examination of the trial transcript, this article details the overwhelming evidence of guilt against Mr. Halsey. The credulous acceptance of the “false conviction” legend about Robert Halsey provides a case study in the techniques and tactics used to minimize and deny sexual abuse, while promoting a narrative about “ritual abuse” and “witch hunts” that apparently requires little or no factual basis. The second part of this article analyzes how the erroneous “false conviction” narrative about Robert Halsey was constructed and how it gained widespread acceptance. The Legend of Robert Halsey provides a cautionary tale about how easy it is to wrap even the guiltiest person in a cloak of righteous “witch hunt” claims. Cases identified as “false convictions” by defense lawyers and political activists deserve far greater scrutiny from the media and the public.journal: Cheit, Ross E. "The Legend of Robert Halsey." Journal of child sexual abuse 9.3-4 (2002): 37-52.”

Tags : Child Sexual Abuse Convicted Crime Criminal Denial Evidence False Conviction Judge Law Legal Legend Lies Manipulation Media Media Lies Media Manipulation Narrative Pedophile Research Robert Halsey Scrutiny Skepticism Society Denial Trial Victim Witch Hunt
Author : Ross Cheit

182. “Deceit for personal gain is one of history's most recurring crimes. Man's first step towards change would be thinking, counter-arguing, re-thinking, twisting, straightening, perfecting, then believing every original idea he intends to make public before making it public. There is always an angle from which an absolute truth may appear askew just as there is always a personal emotion, or a personal agenda, which alienates the ultimate good of mankind.”

Tags : Crime Deceit Gossip History Honesty Humanity Libel Lies Selfishness Slander Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

183. “What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.”

Tags : Apologies Deceit Defamation Denial Enemy Feelings Feelings Of Weakness Gossip Grave Guilt Libel Lies Manipulation Massive Misdeed Overwhelming Slander
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

184. “Betrayal is advancing myself at the expense of the one who I committed myself to advance.”

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185. “I've always resented the smug statements of politicians, media commentators, corporate executives who talked of how, in America, if you worked hard you would become rich. The meaning of that was if you were poor it was because you hadn't worked hard enough. I knew this was a lie, about my father and millions of others, men and women who worked harder than anyone, harder than financiers and politicians, harder than anybody if you accept that when you work at an unpleasant job that makes it very hard work indeed.”

Tags : American Dream Falsity Of The American Dream Hard Work Indignation Of The Poor Lies Victim Blaming
Author : Howard Zinn
Source : You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

186. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

Tags : Confession Excuses Honesty Lies Lying Truth

187. “Don't cry, I'm sorry to have deceived you so much, but that's how life is.”

Tags : Lies Life Relationship
Source : Lolita

188. “Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind.”

Tags : Conscience Cruelty Don T Harm Others Evil Games Giving False Hope Humbling Lack Of Compassion Lack Of Forgiveness Lack Of Kindness Lies Mind Never Forget Responsibility Responsible Sin Tears Uncaring What You Did

189. “Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.”

Tags : Bitterness Dangerous Dishonesty Feuds Force Honesty Lies Lying Man Mankind Peace Pressure Repression Resistance Rivalry Run Secrecy Suppression Tension Truth War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

190. “Bullshit makes the flowers grow and that is beautiful”

Tags : Dishonesty Lie Lies
Author : Gregory Hill
Source : Principia Discordia ● Or ● How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her: The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger

191. “Arraigned at my own bar, Memory having given her evidence of the hopes, wishes, sentiments I had been cherishing since last night-- of the general state of mind which I have indulged for nearly a fortnight past; Reason having come forward and told in her own quiet way , a plain, unvarnished tale, showing how I had rejected the real, and rabidly devoured the ideal;-- I pronounced judgment to this effect:-- That a greater fool than Jane Eyre had never breathed the breath of life: that a more fantastic idiot had never surfeited herself on sweet lies, and swallowed the poison as if it were nectar.”

Tags : Dishonesty Lies
Source : Jane Eyre

192. “Here is a man whose life and actions the world has already condemned - yet whose enormous fortune...has already brought him acquittal!”

Tags : Corruption Dishonesty Guilt Humour Justice Law Lies Politics Sarcasm Wealth
Source : Selected Works

193. “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

Tags : Lies Lying Trust

194. “Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.”

Tags : Anger Eternity Lies
Author : Greg Evans

195. “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

Tags : Lies Lying Truth
Source : Bastard Out of Carolina

196. “Anything is better than lies and deceit!”

Tags : Deceit Honesty Lies Lying
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Anna Karenina

197. “The best lies about me are the ones I told.”

Tags : Lies Lying Self Deception Tricksters
Source : The Name of the Wind

198. “There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.”

Tags : Liars Lies Lying Truth

199. “The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone's comfort”

Tags : Lies Lying Truth
Source : Geek Love

200. “So you're always honest," I said."Aren't you?""No," I told him. "I'm not.""Well, that's good to know, I guess.""I'm not saying I'm a liar," I told him. He raised his eyebrows. "That's not how I meant it, anyways.""How'd you mean it, then?""I just...I don't always say what I feel.""Why not?""Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said."Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though.”

Tags : Lies Truth
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : Just Listen