Lying can never save us from another lie.
more Vaclav Havel quotes
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.
more Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes
The ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the "wrong" beliefs.
more Friedrich August von Hayek quotes
Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
more George Herbert quotes
There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.
more George Jacob Holyoake quotes
I detest that man, who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks forth another.
more Homer quotes
Truth telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: every single one was a liar.
more J. Edgar Hoover quotes
The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in, and ready at any instant to fall.
more A. E. Housman quotes
Honesty pays, but it don't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
more Frank McKinney Hubbard quotes
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
more Kin Hubbard quotes
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom -- they are the pillars of society.
more Henrik Ibsen quotes
It is incredible that only idiots are absolutely sure of salvation. It is incredible that the more brain you have the less your chance is. There can be no danger in honest thought, and if the world ever advances beyond what it is to-day, it must be led by men who express their real opinions.
more Robert G. Ingersoll quotes
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear... Do not be frightened from this inquiry from any fear of its consequences. If it ends in the belief that there is no God, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise...
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we remain honest -- which will be as long as we can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all become wolves.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
It is a great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual, he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all it's good dispositions.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world´s believing him.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
[F]alsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.
more Thomas Jefferson quotes
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
more Jewish Proverb quotes
In order that all men might be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
more Dr. Samuel Johnson quotes
There is no crime more infamous than the violation of truth. It is apparent that men can be social beings no longer than they believe each other. When speech is employed only as the vehicle of falsehood, every man must disunite himself from others, inhabit his own cave and seek prey only for himself.
more Dr. Samuel Johnson quotes
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
more Chief Joseph quotes
Integrity is the core of our character.
more L. Lionel Kendrick quotes
Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
more Louis Kronenberger quotes
Dogma is a defensive reaction against doubt in the mind of the theorist, but doubt of which he is unaware.
more Harold D. Lasswell quotes
The Seven Deadly Sins of the Press: - Concentrated Power of the Big Press. - Passing of competition and the coming of monopoly. - Governmental control of the press. - Timidity, especially in the face of group and corporate pressures. - Big Business mentality. - Clannishness among the newspaper publishers that has prevented them from criticizing each other. - Social blindness.
more Max Lerner quotes
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.
more Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
more Abraham Lincoln quotes
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time.
more Abraham Lincoln quotes
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
more Anne Morrow Lindbergh quotes
A radical is one who speaks the truth.
more Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. quotes
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
more Martin Luther quotes
The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
more Thomas Babington Macaulay quotes
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
more Groucho Marx quotes
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
more H. L. Mencken quotes
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
more Molière quotes
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
more Charles Edward Montague quotes
A man always has two reasons for what he does -- a good one, and the real one.
more J. P. Morgan quotes
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
more Richard M. Nixon quotes
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country. A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote. If children were forced to learn about the Constitution, about how government works, about how this nation came into being, about taxes and about how government forever threatens the cause of liberty perhaps we wouldn't see so many foolish ideas coming out of the mouths of silly old men.
more Lyn Nofziger quotes
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
more Austin O'Malley quotes
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
more George Orwell quotes
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
more Ovid quotes
Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.
more Thomas Paine quotes
It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.
more Thomas Paine quotes
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
more Cesare Pavese quotes
The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.
more Plato quotes
An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.
more Proverb quotes
During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure nobody would want history to repeat itself. We should also be aware that for during the last months, we have been witnessing the washout of the entrepreneurship spirit. That includes the principle of the personal responsibility – of a businessman, an investor or a share-holder – for his or her own decisions. There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results. Another thing – handling crisis must not turn into financial populism, into rejecting a responsible macro-economic policy. Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt – are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.
more Vladimir Putin quotes
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