Archives For Honesty


Quotes About Lies

Mark Twain

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain
Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
George Carlin

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin
S.E. Hinton

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
― S.E. HintonThe Outsiders
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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.”
― Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov
Benjamin Disraeli

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
― Benjamin Disraeli
Sarah Dessen

“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.”
― Sarah DessenJust Listen
Leo Tolstoy

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
― Leo TolstoyThe Kreutzer Sonata
Virginia Woolf

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
― Virginia Woolf
William Blake

“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
― William BlakeAuguries of Innocence
George Washington

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
― George Washington
Ally Carter

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

“Lies require commitment.”
― Veronica RothDivergent
Adolf Hitler
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
― Adolf Hitler
Terry Pratchett

“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 THELITTLE 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.”
― Terry PratchettHogfather


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