If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!— Mark Twain
Promising White Lie quotations
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one;
the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky - I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless.
When men were all asleep the snow came flying, In large white flakes falling on the city brown, Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying, Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.
White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.
I suppose everyone tells little white lies.
Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
But little white lies here and there is human nature. Everybody does that.
A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.
In this world of lies, Truth is forced to fly like a scared white doe in the woodlands; and only by cunning glimpses will she reveal herself, as in Shakespeare and other masters of the great Art of Telling the Truth, even though it be covertly, and by snatches.
Los Angeles is the home of the three little white lies: "The Ferrari is paid for," "The mortgage is assumable," and "It's just a cold sore!
The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow.
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory.
An unconscious, gentle process whereby people who want to be loving attempt to be so by telling little white lies, by withholding some of the truth about themselves and their feelings in order to avoid conflict. Pseudocommunity is conflict-avoiding; true community is conflict-resolving.
In matters of honesty, there are no shortcuts;
no little white lies, or big black lies, only the simple, honest truth spoken in total candor... Being true is different than being honest.
Blacks' problems lie not in the heads of white people but rather in the wasted and incompletely fulfilled lives of too many black people.
You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.
Just to lie here in the sun with great white peaks all around me and the biggest glacier in Europe at my feet, to eat from time to time, to sleep a little and dream a great deal- it is a heavenly existence.
The families of Aboriginals who have died in custody in NSW will suffer again because of these white lies.
Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women - black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
White people get nervous and speed things up.
You don't have to be in a hurry because you ain't got nothing to gain and you ain't got nothin' to lose. And that's where the groove lies.
We have to undo the millions of little white lies that America told itself and the world about the American Black man.
Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.
All of the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in.
.. And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies.
I like the idea of what happens when someone tells a small white lie - which I think is the premise of the show - and how it has ripple effects, so really it's also about raising the stakes of this little lie.
O beautiful white land, olives and wild anemone and violet mingled among the shale, and purple wings of little winter-butterflies say, here Psyche, the soul, lies.
Santa Claus was white and everything bad was black.
The little ugly duckling was the black duck, and the black cat was the bad luck. And if I threaten you, I'm going to blackmail you.I said, 'Momma, why don't they call it 'whitemail'? They lie too.'
I hear that whenever someone in the White House tells a lie, Nixon gets a royalty.
A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency.
There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul.
America is a nation that lies to itself about who and what it is.
It is a nation of minorities ruled by a minority of one-it thinks and acts as if it were a nation of white Anglo-Saxons and Protestants.
Raw, naked truth exchanged between the black man and the white man is what a whole lot more of is needed in this country - to clear the air of the racial mirages, cliches, and lies that this country's very atmosphere has been filled with for four hundred years.
Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still; No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill, And willow stems grow daily red and bright. These are days when ancients held a rite Of expiation for the old year's ill, And prayer to purify the new year's will.
All lies, white or black, disgrace a gentleman, although I grant there is a difference: to say the least of it, it is a dangerous habit, for white lies are but the gentleman ushers to black ones.