Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
You don't have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
Lie — quotes and aphorisms
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.