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Half Truth Lies Quotes By Terry McMillan

Yeah, well all I can say is that a half truth is a still a while lie, ain't it ... — Terry McMillan

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Francis Bacon

Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights ... A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure — Francis Bacon

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Robert A. Heinlein

It's not enough to be able to lie with a straight face; anybody with enough gall to raise on a busted flush can do that. The first way to lie artistically is to tell the truth - but not all of it. The second way involves telling the truth, too, but is harder: Tell the exact truth and maybe all of it ... but tell it so unconvincingly that your listener is sure you are lying. — Robert A. Heinlein

Half Truth Lies Quotes By George R R Martin

Half-truths are worth more than outright lies. — George R R Martin

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Caroline Kettlewell

Once you take to the habit of deception, every new lie comes that much easier. Though to me it wasn't so much lies as a matter of judicious editing. We all inevitable present a version of ourselves that is a collection of half-truths and exclusions. The way I saw it, the truth was too complicated, whereas the well-chosen lie would put everyone's mind at ease. — Caroline Kettlewell

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Fred Munoz

half truths equal whole lies — Fred Munoz

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Alida Van Gores

When all is done, you must look in your own heart to know the truth. It lies at some middle depth, half-truths above, half-truths below. Even my truth, what I tell you know, is colored to fit my vision. Find your own truths as best you can, only remember that few are courageous enough to tell a tale of which they are not the hero. — Alida Van Gores

Half Truth Lies Quotes By David Limbaugh

Half-truths can be as deceptive as outright lies. — David Limbaugh

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Salman Rushdie

How treacherous history is! Half-truths, ignorance, deceptions, false trails, errors and lies, and buried somewhere in between all of that, the truth, in which it is easy to lose faith, of which it is consequently easy to say, it's a chimera, there's no such thing, everything is relative, one man's absolute belief is another man's fairy tale; but about which we insist, we insist most emphatically, that it is too important an idea to give up to the relativity merchants. — Salman Rushdie

Half Truth Lies Quotes By William Shakespeare

Who will believe my verse in time to come,
If it were fill'd with your most high deserts?
Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tomb
Which hides your life and shows not half your parts.
If I could write the beauty of your eyes
And in fresh numbers number all your graces,
The age to come would say 'This poet lies:
Such heavenly touches ne'er touch'd earthly faces.'
So should my papers yellow'd with their age
Be scorn'd like old men of less truth than tongue,
And your true rights be term'd a poet's rage
And stretched metre of an antique song:
But were some child of yours alive that time,
You should live twice; in it and in my rhyme. — William Shakespeare

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Lucy Maud Montgomery

Gossip lies nine times and tells a half truth the tenth. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Malcolm D. Allen

the lies of the creative artist are truer than the truth of the half-sleeping ordinary man — Malcolm D. Allen

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Mark Twain

A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies. — Mark Twain

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Alexandra Bracken

Half-truths only added up to a whole lie. — Alexandra Bracken

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Alfred Lord Tennyson

A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Richard Hofstadter

Ideally, the pursuit of truth is said to be at the heart of the intellectual's business, but this credits his business too much and not quite enough. As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas consummation often turns out to be elusive. Truth captured loses its glamour; truths long known and widely believed have a way of turning false with time; easy truths are bore and too many of them become half truths. Whatever the intellectual is too certain of, if he is healthily playful, he begins to find unsatisfactory. The meaning of his intellectual life lies not in the possession of truth but in the quest for new uncertainties. Harold Rosenberg summed up this side of the life of the mind supremely well when he said that the intellectual is one who turns answers into questions. — Richard Hofstadter

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Robert Bolt

The man who tells lies hides the truth, but the man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it. — Robert Bolt

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Jack Thanatos

Half the lies I tell are not true. To tell you the truth, half the true tales I tell are lies. — Jack Thanatos

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Katherine Allred

Lies and half-truths hurt not only the liar, but the people they love most. — Katherine Allred

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Mario Vargas-Llosa

The truths that seem most truthful, if you look at them from all sides, if you look at them close up, turn out to be either half truths or lies. — Mario Vargas-Llosa

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Caesar J. B. Squitti

Truth is like a double edged sword.

Truth, as in the colors of the rainbow, are truths, not to be confused with THE TRUTH, which is like LIGHT, all colors and no single color.

The Truth is like a tree, with all its fruit, while truths are like the fruit on the tree, part of the whole; parts of The Truth, half-truths.

Truth can be true, yet it can also lie.

So the question is does truth lead to THE TRUTH, or do truths lead us to a lie ? To see the difference is the key to the gates of Eden. — Caesar J. B. Squitti

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Janet Fitch

I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain. — Janet Fitch

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Caesar J. B. Squitti

The Truth is different than human truths; they are like LIGHT.
Truths are like a color, absolute and true, while THE TRUTH is all colors and still colorless; the duality of Truth. — Caesar J. B. Squitti

Half Truth Lies Quotes By William Shakespeare

Love comforeth like sunshine after rain,
But Lust's effect is tempest after sun.
Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain;
Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done.
Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;
Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies. — William Shakespeare

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Michael Bassey Johnson

A lie can only make a temporary sense. The truth is permanent and lasts forever. — Michael Bassey Johnson

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Alfred Lord Tennyson

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Solon

A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality. — Solon

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Anurag Shourie

A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long. — Anurag Shourie

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Martha N. Beck

The urge to find the real facts is destructive only to people or systems (friendships, family dynamics, political dynasties) that are based on lies. The truth can scare you half to death, but it's never as destructive as deception. — Martha N. Beck

Half Truth Lies Quotes By C.S. Lewis

Logic!" said the Professor half to himself. "Why don't they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is
telling the truth. You know she doesn't tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth. — C.S. Lewis

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Zadie Smith

We are split people. For myself, half of me wishes to sit quietly with legs crossed, letting the things that are beyond my control wash over me. But the other half wants to fight a holy war. Jihad! And certainly we could argue this out in the street, but I think, in the end, your past is not my past and your truth is not my truth and your solution
it is not my solution. So I do not know what it is you would like me to say. Truth and firmness is one suggestion, though there are many people you can ask if that answer does not satisfy. Personally, my hope lies in the last days. The prophet Muhammad
peace be upon Him!
tells us that on the Day of Resurrection everyone will be struck unconscious. Deaf and dumb. No chitchat. Tongueless. And what a bloody relief that will be. — Zadie Smith

Half Truth Lies Quotes By C.S. Lewis

We may be sure that the characteristic blindness of the twentieth century - the blindness about which posterity will ask, "But how could they have thought that?" - lies where we have never suspected it ... None of us can fully escape this blindness, but we shall certainly increase it, and weaken our guard against it, if we read only modern books. Where they are true they will give us truths which we half knew already. Where they are false they will aggravate the error with which we are already dangerously ill. The only palliative is to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books. — C.S. Lewis

Half Truth Lies Quotes By Jean Rouch

I look at the human sciences as poetic sciences in which there is no objectivity, and I see film as not being objective, and cinema verite as a cinema of lies that depends on the art of telling yourself lies. If you're a good storyteller then the lie is more true than reality, and if you're a bad one, the truth is worse than a half lie. — Jean Rouch