The truth is the greatest enemy of the State.— Unknown Author
Irresistibly Truth And Lies quotations
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
The Republican Party can lead any person to believe that their promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line – no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Who lies for you will lie against you.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.
American traditions and the American ethic require us to be truthful, but the most important reason is that truth is the best propaganda and lies are the worst. To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. It is as simple as that.
A lie has many variations, the truth none.
Live your own truth and it won't matter how many lies they tell about you.
The truth will prove itself.
Love - Truth-seeking The strength of Truth lies in Love and the strength of Love lies in Truth.
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
Hurt me with the TRUTH but never comfort me with a LIE!
The most offensive is not their lying - one can always forgive lying - lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth - what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When I open my mouth and sing, the truth comes out.
When I write, the truth comes out. I can't lie. That, I think, is one of the strongest elements of my music. When people talk about my writing as though I'm doing it from an accountant's perspective, it really pisses me off.
The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth.
The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world - and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end - is being destroyed.
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.
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.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible... Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness... Political language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.
Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not.
They don't understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an idividual has construced a coherent story in his mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
The Russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration. They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware.
We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.
Hurst me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
The bullshitter is neither on the side of the true or the side of the false.
His eye is not on the facts at all. He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.