Connexions Quotations

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Lying Quotes

All governments lie.
- I.F. Stone

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
- George Orwell

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
- I.F. Stone

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
- George Orwell

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries.
- Vandana Shiva

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

One lies to oneself more than to anyone else.
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)

The press lies continually and has to deny even any consciousness of lying, and must cast off all shame.
- Karl Marx

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