Quotes for: lie
If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer... And a people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
The aversion to lying is often a hidden ambition to render our words credible and weighty, and to attach a religious aspect to our conversation.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
One can say that to some extent fascism has added a new variation to the old art of lying — the most devilish variation — that of lying the truth.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
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