Lies damn lies

“At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right”

 ― Miguel de Unamuno

“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.” 

― Criss Jami

“A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.”

― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

“You can fool some people for some time, but you cannot fool the entire nation for too long.”

― Anon

“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”

― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“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.”

― José N. Harris

“Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.”

― Sara Shepard, The Lying Game

“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.”

― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

“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.”                  

― Flora Jessop, Church of Lies

“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.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on hoping that maybe the corporate government administration and media are on the level with us this time. Americans remind me of survivors of domestic abuse.

This is always the hope that this is the very, very, very last time one’s ribs get re-broken again. ” 

― Inga Muscio, Cunt:  A Declaration of                      Independence

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

― Ally Carter, Heist Society


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