Here at Wordmonger, we celebrated the last week by considering some wise women’s thoughts regarding progress. This week we’ll take a look at what some wise women had/have to say about a topic that's getting a heap of news coverage these days -- lying.
Cowards are not invariably liars, but liars are invariably cowards.
-Minna Thomas Antrim
Elvira always lied to herself before she lied to anybody else, since this gave her a conviction of moral honesty.
Particular lies may speak a general truth.
You can lock up from a thief, but you can’t from a liar.
Once admit the idea that it is good to lie for religion’s sake, and the lie may grow to any dimensions. A little lie may serve a man, but it is hard to calculate how big a lie may be wanted to serve God.
-Frances B. Cobbe
Lying is an occupation,
Used by all who mean to rise;
Politicians owe their station
But to well concerted lies.
May your week be free of liars and lies.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women., Oxford Dictionary,& Etymonline.
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