„Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.“

—  Graham Greene, buch Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt (1969)

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britischer Schriftsteller 1904 - 1991

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„It’s always better to tell a half-truth than a half-lie.“

—  Ben Aaronovitch, buch Moon Over Soho

Quelle: Moon Over Soho (2011), Chapter 13, “Autumn Leaves” (p. 277)

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„He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

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Recorded audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2f13f2awK4, speaking about a man, on trial for raping a 12 year old girl, whom she was appointed to defend. Quoted at Frontpage Mag http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/234515/former-12-year-old-rape-victim-hillary-clinton-daniel-greenfield and ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/hillary-clinton-dogged-by-1975-rape-case. Audio recording at: Free Beacon http://freebeacon.com/politics/audio-hillary-clinton-speaks-of-defense-of-child-rapist-in-newly-unearthed-tapes.
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„Let me tell you something. They say he lied to Congress. I can think of no better bunch of people to lie to than Congress.“

—  Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951

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„I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

"What I Believe" in The Forum 84 (September 1930), p. 139; some of these expressions were also used separately in other Mencken essays.
1930s
Kontext: I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind — that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
I believe that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no trumpeting of falsehood, however virtuous in intent, can be anything but vicious.
I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty and the democratic form is as bad as any of the other forms.
I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.
I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.
I believe in the capacity of man to conquer his world, and to find out what it is made of, and how it is run.
I believe in the reality of progress.
I —But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.

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„Which is better, truth that is a lie or the lie that is truth?“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

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„In the lie of truth lies the truth.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Truth and Lie,” p. 66
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„A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.“

—  Thomas Mann, buch Der Zauberberg

Quelle: The Magic Mountain

Chris Rock Foto

„Men lie the most, women tell the biggest lies … a man's lie is, "I'm at Tony house, I'm at Kenny house!" A woman lie is like, "It's your baby!"“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965

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„There are worse things than a lie and there are better things than the truth!“

—  Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

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„But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, buch Drachenläufer

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„It's always better to live the truth than to live a lie.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Prince

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„A death-bed ’s a detector of the heart.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Quelle: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 641.

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„By adding three lies, one does not get the truth — only a bigger lie.“

—  Slobodan Milošević Yugoslavian and Serbian politician 1941 - 2006

Slobodan Milošević (2002) International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic https://web.archive.org/web/20030204145956/http://www.icdsm.org/milosevic/30jan.htm

„In general, generalization is to lie, to tell lies.“

—  B.S. Johnson, buch The Unfortunates

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Stephen King Foto

„Never tell a lie when you can tell the truth.“

—  Stephen King, buch Mr. Mercedes

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„In depression, the built-in bunk detector that we all possess is not only turned on but is set on high.“

—  Parker Palmer American theologian 1939

Quelle: Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (1999), pp. 59-60

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