Today’s Quotes: Public Lying

“Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.”
― Lysander Spooner

“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them.”
― Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451”

“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”
― Dorothy Allison, “Bastard Out of Carolina.”

“There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing oneself on lies and fables.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“That’s not a lie, it’s a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.”
— Reagan Sec’y of State and former US Army Gen. Alexander Haig

“There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.”
José N. Harris

“The lie is a knife used to kill the truth in its path; but never doubt that the liar’s blade will eventually be on his own neck, placed there by his own hand.”

“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”
Yogi Berra

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