Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
Often attributed to Mark Twain; Quoted in Mark Twain, Autobiography, ch. 29, (1924), his exact words were: ???The remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ???There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics???.???
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog obedence, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
Rusty You look down, they know you’re lying and up, they know you don’t know the truth. Don’t use seven words when four will do. Don’t shift your weight, look always at your mark but don’t stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don’t make him laugh. He’s got to like you then forget you the moment you’ve left his side.
Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
It is possible by long-continued practice, not merely in lying, but in talking on subjects in which we have no real interest, not to know when we are sincere and when we are not.
All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true in itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature
I bet the main reason the police keep people away from a plane crash is they don’t want anybody walking in and lying down in the crash stuff, then when somebody comes up act like they just woke up and go, ‘What was THAT’
To me, there’s no better symbol for the world than a grasshopper lying dead on a gravel road, and maybe there’s a globe lying next to him.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception.
Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar. . . . .He’s one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.