Posted by: Anne | April 13, 2013

spring cleaning: out with lies

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”
– Proverbs 19:9 ESV

“A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.”
– William Shenstone

“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.”
– Charles Edward Montague, Disenchantment

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”
– Luke 8:17 ESV

“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 its good dispositions.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
– Virginia Woolf

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not that we don’t have faith; it is just that Satan is trying to destroy our faith with lies.”
– Joyce Meyer

“Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!””
– Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV

“My father always told me that what’s wrong with lying is that it’s an admission of weakness. If you’re the strongest, you can afford to tell the truth.”
– K. J. Parker, Evil for Evil

“No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
– Rick Warren

“So you’re always honest,” I said.
“Aren’t you?”
“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”
“How’d you mean it, then?”
“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”
“Why not?”
“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.”
– Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
– Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV

“Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.”
– Austin O’Malley

“Truth fears no questions.”
– Unknown

“When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.”
– Bill Copeland

“You don’t lie, do you.”
“I don’t have to lie.”
– Blaine and Andie, Pretty in Pink


Sources – and more quotes about lies:

www.godvine.com/bible/category/lying

www.quotegarden.com/honesty.html

www.notable-quotes.com/l/lying_quotes.html

www.openbible.info/topics/lying

www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/lies

www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/246528-battlefield-of-the-mind-winning-the-battle-in-your-mind

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