Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
How true it is, that there isnothing dead inthis Universe; that what we call dead is only changed, its forces working in inverse order! 'The leaf that lies rotting in moist winds,'says one,'has still force; else how could it rot?'thomas carlyle
I really know nothing more criminal, more mean, and more ridiculous than lying. It is the production either of malice, cowardice, or vanity; and generally misses of its aim in every one of these views; for lies are always detected, sooner or later.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
I will be satisfied if my epitaph shall be written thus: "Here lies one who never rose to any eminence, who only courted the low ambition to have it said that he striven to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the lowly, the downtrodden of every race and language and color."thaddeus stevens
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.Pope John Paul II
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatness of our God lies in the fact that He is both tough minded and tenderhearted.Martin Luther King Jr.
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted nevermore!edgar allan poe
Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin of all clowns ) have embraced life's paradoxes, creating coherence through confusion adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth .Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) official site : Rebel Clowning : What is it?
CIRCA aims to make clowning dangerous again, to bring it back to the street, restore its disobedience and give it back the social function it once had: its ability to disrupt, critique and heal society. Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin or all clowns) have embraced life's paradoxes , creating coherence through confusion adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth.CIRCA official site : Rebel Clowning : What is it?
CIRCA aims to make clowning dangerous again, to bring it back to the street, restore its disobedience and give it back the social function it once had: its ability to disrupt, critique and heal society. Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin of all clowns) have embraced life's paradoxes , creating coherence through confusion adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth .CIRCA site page : Rebel Clowning : What is it?
All propaganda is lies, even when one is telling the truth.1942 Diary entry,14 Mar.
The bird of truth would not be able to fly if it weren't for the air of lies we breathe.eugene j. martin
Why illustrate a great piece of writing whose very advocacy and evocation and efficacy lies within its very existence as writing?Peter Greenaway
It is the honest lies we tell statements factually correct and essentially deceiving which debauch our manhood and stunt our growth.henry s. haskins
The view we enjoyed from the summit [of Mount Rainier] could hardly be surpassed in sublimity and grandeur; but one feels far from home so high in the sky, so much so that one is inclined to guess that, apart from the acquisition of knowledge and the exhilaration of climbing, more pleasure is to be found at the foot of the mountains than on their tops. Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach, for the lights that shine there illumine all that lies below.john muir
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language, ideas, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
...[T]ry not to be too angry or disappointed with your fellow Americans. Most of them don't care about politics as much as the majority of my readers, and the education they have received about it from the government's public school system is nothing more than a septic tank full of warmed-over self-serving statist lies and leftist propaganda.l. neil smith
A dim consciousness of infinite mystery and grandeur lies beneath all the commonplace of life. There is an awfulness and a majesty around us, in all our little worldliness.albert pike
Matilda told such Dreadful lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.hilaire belloc
She even thinks that up in heaven
Her class lies late and snores
While poor black cherubs rise at seven
To do celestial chores.
To maintain this state of things we make all our achievements in science and technology serve organised mass murder; we educate our youth into uniformed killers, deliver the people to the soulless tyranny of a bureaucracy, put men from the cradle to the grave under police supervision, erect everywhere jails and penitentiaries, and fill every land with whole armies of informers and spies. Should not such "order," from whose infected womb are born eternally brutal power, injustice, lies, crime and moral rottennesslike poisonous germs of destructive plagues gradually convince even conservative minds that it is order too dearly bought?rudolf rocker
"It's possible, but not interesting," Lonnrot answered. "You will reply that reality hasn't the slightest need to be of interest. And I'll answer you that reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but that hypotheses may not. In the hypothesis you have postulated, chance intervenes largely. Here lies a dead rabbi; I should prefer a purely rabbinical explanation; not the imaginary mischances of an imaginary robber."jorge luis borges
Beyond the Alps lies Italy.James William Foley, Graduation Time Expression found in Livy Ab Urbe Bk 21 30.
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