The Problem with Lies


As I listen to the drumbeat of half-lies told constantly and without apparent guilt from our politicians on both sides of the aisle I must wonder are they the idiots that they believe their own lies or am I?

some thoughts quotes on lying.

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

“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 Dostoyevsky

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

“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

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
― Adolf Hitler

“Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.”
― Neil Gaiman

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”
― Walter Scott

“I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.”
― Mark Twain

“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.”
― Al David

The most powerful of lies is the truth told in such a way that no one believes it.
―Rich Safris

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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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