Liar Quotes Quotes

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

Hannah Arendt

The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.

Oscar Wilde

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

Henry Miller

Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.

Marlo Thomas

The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.

Jean Piage

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.

Sigmund Freud

Figures don't lie, but liars figure.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.

Fred Rogers

A gentleman has ease without familiarity, is respectful without meanness; genteel without affectation, insinuating without seeming art.

Philip Dormer Stanhope

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.

Martin Buber

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.

Aldous Huxley

Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

Ambrose Bierce

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Mark Twain

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt.

Jason Zebehazy

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.

Hermann Ebbinghaus

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.

William Bernbach

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.

Saskya Pandita

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.

Roy Hattersley

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.

Ouida

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Benjamin Franklin

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

Hannah Arendt

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

Raymond Lindquist
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