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Quotes about lie

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human / 

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.
John Stuart Mill - On Liberty / 

The first and fundamental resistance is that of the spirit. It means resisting the intimidation of any lie asserted as truth, the contagion of any collective intoxication.
Edgar Morin / 

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Claude Debussy / 

Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark / 

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.
Hannah Arendt / 

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
Denis Diderot - Rameau's Nephew / 

The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.
Desiderius Erasmus - In Praise of Folly / 

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Theodor W. Adorno / 

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France

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.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

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.
Pablo Picasso / 

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
Alfred Adler

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
Alfred Adler

Success has always been a great liar.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays / 

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.
Hannah Arendt / 

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert Camus / 

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