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107,654.  There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it.  (Lie & Iraq)  Donald Rumsfeld

 

 

108,715.  Government … lying is so routine by now that’s it’s not even worth mentioning, it’s the mode of discourse.  Noam Chomsky, lecture University of Tennessee 25th January 2011

 

 

75,906.  History is a lie agree upon.  (History & Lie)  Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

400.  It makes man an eternal victim and God an eternal fiend.  It is the one infinite horror.  Every church in which it is taught is a public curse.  Every preacher who teaches it is an enemy of mankind.  Below this Christian dogma, savagery cannot go.  It is the infinite of malice, hatred, and revenge.

 

Nothing could add to the horror of hell, except the presence of its creator, God.

 

While I have life, as long as I draw breath, I shall deny with all my strength, and hate with every drop of my blood, this infinite lie.  (God & Religion & Hell & Lie & God’s Fascism)  Robert G Ingersoll

 

 

59,062.  The fib of all fibs that you can’t be good without God.  (Atheism & Religion & Good & Lie)  Richard Dawkins & Dan Dennett, In Conversation, Oxford 2012

 

 

556.  Not only does religion fail to stop people sinning, it also forces them to live a lie.  (Religion & Sin & Lie)  Richard Dawkins, Sex, Death and The Meaning of Life I: Sin, Channel 4 2012

 

 

33,798.  Seeing the name Hillary in a headline last week – a headline about a life that had involved real achievement – I felt a mouse stirring in the attic of my memory.  Eventually, I was able to recall how the two Hillarys had once been mentionable in the same breath.  On a first-lady goodwill tour of Asia in April 1995 – the kind of banal trip that she now claims as part of her foreign-policy ‘experience’ – Mrs Clinton had been in Nepal and been briefly introduced to the late Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest.  Ever ready to milk the moment, she announced that her mother had actually named her for this famous and intrepid explorer.  The claim ‘worked’ well enough to be repeated at other stops and even showed up in Bill Clinton's memoirs almost a decade later, as one more instance of the gutsy tradition that undergirds the junior senator from New York.

 

Senator Clinton was born in 1947, and Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner Tenzing Norgay did not ascend Mount Everest until 1953, so the story was self-evidently untrue and eventually yielded to fact-checking.  Indeed, a spokeswoman for Senator Clinton named Jennifer Hanley phrased it like this in a statement in October 2006, conceding that the tale was untrue but nonetheless charming: ‘It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add.’

 

Perfect.  It worked, in other words, having been coined long after Sir Edmund became a bankable celebrity, but now its usefulness is exhausted and its untruth can safely be blamed on Mummy.  (Clinton & Lies)  Christopher Hitchens

 

 

33,801.  Yet isn’t it all – all of it, every single episode and detail of the Clinton saga – exactly like that?  And isn’t some of it a little bit more serious?  For Senator Clinton something is true if it validates the myth of her striving and her ‘greatness’ (her overweening ambition in other words) and only ceases to be true when it no longer serves that limitless purpose.  And we are all supposed to applaud the skill and the bare-faced bravado with which this is done.  In the New Hampshire primary in 1992 she knowingly lied about her husband’s uncontainable sex life and put him eternally in her debt.  This is now thought of, and referred to in print, purely as a smart move on her part.  In the Iowa caucuses of 2008 he returns the favor by telling a huge lie about his own record on the war in Iraq, falsely asserting that he was opposed to the intervention from the very start.  This is thought of, and referred to in print, as purely a tactical mistake on his part: trying too hard to help the spouse.  The happy couple has now united on an equally mendacious account of what they thought about Iraq and when they thought it.  What would it take to break this cheap little spell and make us wake up and inquire what on earth we are doing when we make the Clinton family drama – yet again – a central part of our own politics?  (Clinton & Lies)  Christopher Hitchens

 

 

603.  Lying to the dying for a living – what self-respecting person can do that?  (Religion & Lie & Clergy)  Christopher Hitchens v Rabbi David Wolpe, Boston 2010

 

 

8,902.  I don’t think it’s moral at all to lie to children.  When I meet people in holy orders I feel I am meeting someone who is paid to lie to children.  I don’t think that’s a moral calling or occupation to tell children that they should be terrified of Hell ... This is wicked.  It’s ruined the childhood of millions of children down the generations.  (Children & Abuse & Hell & Religion & Lie)  Christopher Hitchens

 

 

79,225.  Michael Moore’s film is full of lies.  Some of them deliberate.  And distorting.  But it is itself a lie and a distortion.  (Lies & Film)  Christopher Hitchens

 

 

781.  You can tell the deepest truths with the lies of fiction.  (Truth & Lies & Fiction)  Isabel Allende

 

 

89,731.  There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.  (Statistics & Lies)  Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

72,194.   Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.  (Falsehood & Truth & Lies)  Georges Braque

 

 

784.  He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.  (Truth & Lie)  Charles Peguy

 

 

79,177.  If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.  It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.  (Lies & Nazi)  Joseph Goebbels, misattribution

 

 

794.  The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression.  It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.  (Truth & Lie & Murder)  Alfred Adler 1870-1937, Austrian psychologist

 

 

830.  It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is a mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State.  (Truth & Dissent & Lie & State)  Joseph Goebbels

 

 

854.  The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.  (Truth & Lie)  H L Mencken 1880-1956, US editor

 

 

855.  It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you would lie if were in his place.  (Truth & Lie)  H L Mencken

 

 

886.  A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  (Truth & Life)  Winston Churchill  [cf. Twain]

 

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896.  A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  (Truth & Lie)  Mark Twain

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