Mendacity Related Quotes

For most people, honesty is such an unusual departure from their standard modus operandi - such an abherration in their workaday mendacity - that they feel obliged to alert you when a moment of sincerity is coming on.

Zoe Heller

Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity.

Hans F. Sennholz

When it comes to climate change it's all the usual barriers: greed, mendacity, ignorance, short-sightedness and so on, manifest in the extreme power of corporations, the weakness of government, and the indifference of citizens.

Dale Jamieson

The poor must be wisely visited and liberally cared for, so that mendicity shall not be tempted into mendacity, nor want exasperated into crime.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Social and political life is a Society for the Diffusion of Mendacity .

Samuel Laman Blanchard

Outrageous fiscal mendacity is neither historically normal nor bipartisan. It's a modern Republican thing.

Paul Krugman

Deception, machination and mendacity lie at the core of human intelligence, like worms coiled at the core of a apple

Mark Rowlands

If it doesn't have ambiguity, don't bother to take it. I love that, that aspect of photography?the mendacity of photography?it's got to have some kind of peculiarity in it or it's not interesting to me.

Sally Mann

I do not scruple to employ mendacity and a fictitious appearance of female incompetence when the occasion demands it.

Barbara Mertz

My child, you have a flawed grasp of the nature of myth-making. I am a poet and storyteller, a creator of ballads and sagas. Pray do not confuse the exercise of the imagination with mere mendacity. I am a master of the mysteries of words, their meanings and music and mellifluous magic.

Frances Hardinge