„Sometimes,” Sam says, “I can’t tell when you’re lying.”

“I never lie,” I lie.“

—  Holly Black, livro White Cat

Fonte: White Cat

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

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„Truth consists not in never lying but in knowing when to lie and when not to do so.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

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„Everything is a lie in this world
Really everything is a lie
Everything is a lie, I tell my self
Everything is a lie, why is it?“

—  Manu Chao French Spanish singer, guitarist and record producer 1961

Todo es mentira en este mundo
Todo es mentira la verdad
Todo es mentira yo me digo
Todo es mentira ¿Por qué será?
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„You can’t be reluctant to give up your lie and still tell the truth.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

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„It's February the 22nd
And I can't tell a lie.“

—  Irving Berlin American composer 1888 - 1989

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„I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

The earliest source of this quote was a famous anecdote in The Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes Laudable to Himself and Exemplary to his Countrymen (1806) by Parson Weems, which is not considered a credible source, and many incidents recounted in the work are now considered to have sprung entirely from Weems’ imagination. This derives from an anecdote of Washington, as a young boy, confessing to his father Augustine Washington that it was he who had cut a cherished cherry tree.
Variant:Father, I cannot tell a lie, I cut the tree.
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„I think sometimes we can disagree with the facts … But our intention is never to lie to you.“

—  Sean Spicer American political strategist and former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for President Donald… 1971

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„I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet.“

—  Mason Weems fictionalizing biographer of George Washington 1759 - 1825

Portrayed as the words of the young George Washington, confessing to have damaged a cherry tree in Life of Washington (1800)

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„Lies propagate, that’s what I’m saying. You’ve got to tell more lies to cover them up, lie about every fact that’s connected to the first lie. And if you kept on lying, and you kept on trying to cover it up, sooner or later you’d even have to start lying about the general laws of thought.“

—  Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

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Contexto: Lies propagate, that’s what I’m saying. You’ve got to tell more lies to cover them up, lie about every fact that’s connected to the first lie. And if you kept on lying, and you kept on trying to cover it up, sooner or later you’d even have to start lying about the general laws of thought. Like, someone is selling you some kind of alternative medicine that doesn’t work, and any double-blind experimental study will confirm that it doesn’t work. So if someone wants to go on defending the lie, they’ve got to get you to disbelieve in the experimental method. Like, the experimental method is just for merely scientific kinds of medicine, not amazing alternative medicine like theirs. Or a good and virtuous person should believe as strongly as they can, no matter what the evidence says. Or truth doesn’t exist and there’s no such thing as objective reality. A lot of common wisdom like that isn’t just mistaken, it’s anti-epistemology, it’s systematically wrong. Every rule of rationality that tells you how to find the truth, there’s someone out there who needs you to believe the opposite. If you once tell a lie, the truth is ever after your enemy; and there’s a lot of people out there telling lies.

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„You lie so well
I could never even tell
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—  Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960

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Contexto: You lie so well
I could never even tell
what were facts in your artful rearranging But I came back for more
and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
cause I’m a Labrador
and I run
when the gun
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