He that hath thriven
May lie till seven. [ Proverb ]
Nature admits no lie. [ Carlyle ]
None but cowards lie. [ Murphy ]
One lie calls for many. [ Proverb ]
The heart does not lie. [ Alfieri ]
A good heart cannot lie. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Guilt soon learns to lie. [ Miss Braddon ]
To lie at rack and manger. [ Proverb ]
They say so, is half a lie. [ Proverb ]
A lie never lives to be old. [ Sophocles ]
Pigs love that lie together. [ Proverb ]
Bell, thou soundest merrily,
When the bridal party
To the church doth hie!
Bell, thou soundest solemnly,
When, on Sabbath morning,
Fields deserted lie! [ Longfellow ]
Underneath this stone doth lie
As much beauty as could die;
Which in life did harbour give
To more virtue than doth live. [ Jonson, on Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland ]
May earth lie light upon thee.
In the forehead and the eye,
The lecture of the mind does lie. [ Proverb ]
The rising moon has hid the stars;
Her level rays, like golden bars,
Lie on the landscape green,
With shadows brown between. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
When all the sins are old in us.
And go upon crutches, covetousness
Does but lie in her cradle. [ Decker ]
My purposes lie in the churchyard. [ Philip Henry ]
As you make your bed, so lie down. [ Proverb ]
Lie for me, and I'll swear for you. [ Proverb ]
There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground. [ Montgomery ]
Noble souls, through dust and heat.
Rise from disaster and defeat
And conscious still of the divine
Within them, lie on earth supine
No longer. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
The brains do not lie in the beard. [ Proverb ]
Tell a lie, and find out the truth. [ Proverb ]
Lie for him and he'll swear for you. [ Proverb ]
He that tells a lie buffets himself. [ Proverb ]
A man's best things are nearest him,
Lie close about his feet. [ Monckton Milnes ]
We shall lie ail alike in our graves. [ Proverb ]
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown.
Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie. [ Pope ]
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber.
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head. [ Watts ]
Think not, dream not that thou livest,
If thy hand doth idly lie,
If thy soul for ever longing,
Yearn but for the by and bye. [ M. W. Wood ]
Lie lightly on my ashes, gentle earth! [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]
Be sure no lie can ever reach old age. [ Sophocles ]
Honour and profit lie not in one sack. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
I could lie down like a tired child,
And weep away the life of care
Which I have borne, and yet must bear. [ Shelley ]
The devil does not lie dead in a ditch. [ Proverb ]
All was deception, a lie, and illusion. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Gashed with honourable scars,
Low in Glory's lap they lie;
Though they fell, they fell like stars,
Streaming splendour through the sky. [ Montgomery ]
The lie that flatters I abhor the most. [ Cowper ]
Painters and poets have liberty to lie. [ Burns ]
As you make your bed you must lie on it. [ Proverb ]
Men hate those to whom they have to lie. [ Victor Hugo ]
Brutes find out where their talents lie;
A bear will not attempt to fly. [ Jonathan Swift ]
I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty -
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? [ Ellen Sturgis Hooper ]
Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot. [ William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure ]
Tomorrow you will live, you always cry;
In what far country does this morrow lie? [ Cowley ]
Shelved around us lie the mummied authors. [ Bayard Taylor ]
Gain got by a lie will burn one's fingers. [ Proverb ]
Here lies my wife, poor Molly, let her lie,
She finds repose at last, and so do I. [ Epitaph ]
Is there aught in sleep can charm the wise?
To lie in dead oblivion, losing half
The fleeting moments of too short a life;
Total extinction of the enlightened soul! [ James Thomson ]
A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings. [ Proverb ]
Stamps God's own name upon a lie just made.
To turn a penny in the way of trade. [ Cowper ]
Secret sins commonly lie nearest the heart. [ Thomas Brooks ]
We must not lie down, and cry, God help us. [ Proverb ]
Here I lie, and no wonder I am dead,
For the wheel of a wagon went over my head. [ Miscellaneous epitaph ]
The foxglove, with its stately bells,
Of purple, shall adorn thy dells;
The wallflower, on each rifted rock,
From liberal blossoms shall breathe down,
(Gold blossoms frecked with iron-brown,)
Its fragrance; while the hollyhock,
The pink, and the carnation vie
With lupin and with lavender.
To decorate the fading year;
And larkspurs, many-hued, shall drive
Gloom from the groves, where red leaves lie.
And Nature seems but half alive. [ D. M. Moir ]
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. [ William Shakespeare ]
Riches like insects when concealed they lie,
Wait but for wings, and in their season fly. [ Pope ]
Better speak truth rudely than lie covertly. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
When fiction rises pleasing to the eye,
Men will believe, because they love the lie;
But truth herself, if clouded with a frown,
Must have some solemn proof to pass her down. [ Churchill ]
O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her
And be her sense but as a monument. [ William Shakespeare ]
For thoughts are so great - aren't they, sir?
They seem to lie upon us like a deep flood. [ George Eliot ]
And so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie;
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die. [ Milton ]
Press not a falling man too far; 'tis virtue:
His faults lie open to the laws; let them.
Not you, correct him. [ William Shakespeare ]
Though a lie may be swift, truth overtakes it. [ Italian Proverb ]
I love night more than day - she is so lovely;
But I love night the most because she brings
My love to me in dreams which scarcely lie. [ Bailey ]
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. [ Wordsworth ]
Old men and travellers may lie with authority. [ Proverb ]
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. [ Wordsworth ]
The lives of trees lie only in the barks,
And in their styles the wit of greatest clerks. [ Butler ]
Immortal art! Where'er the rounded sky
Bends over the cradle where thy children lie,
Their home is earth, their herald every tongue. [ Holmes ]
None ever gives the lie to him that praises him. [ Proverb ]
Better walk leisurely than lie abroad all night. [ Proverb ]
When your name is up you may lie abed till noon. [ Proverb ]
Truth may lie in laughter, and wisdom in a jest. [ Dr. W. Smith ]
Though a lie be well drest, it is ever overcome. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Whoso serves two masters must lie to one of them. [ Italian Proverb ]
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world. [ Proverb ]
It is not right or manly to lie even about Satan. [ James A. Garfield ]
The grave unites; where even the great find rest,
And blended lie the oppressor and the opprest. [ Pope ]
A lie begets a lie till they come to generations. [ Proverb ]
Love-thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 1, Sc. 1 ]
He that trusts in a lie shall perish in the truth. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A diamond is valuable though it lie on a dunghill. [ Proverb ]
In this grave lie the bones of the Venerable Bede. [ Inscription on Bede's tomb ]
Where blended lie the oppressor and the oppressed. [ Pope ]
Why dost thou heap up wealth, which thou must quit,
Or what is worse, be left by it?
Why dost thou load thyself when thou 'rt to fly.
Oh, man! ordained to die?
Why dost thou build up stately rooms on high,
Thou who art under ground to lie?
Thou sow'st and plantest, but no fruit must see.
For death, alas! is reaping thee. [ Cowley ]
They that lie down for love should rise for hunger. [ Proverb ]
Honor and profit do not always lie in the same sack. [ George Herbert ]
Look on the bee upon the wing among flowers;
How brave, how bright his life! then mark him hiv'd,
Cramp'd, cringing in his self-built, social cell,
Thus it is in the world-hive; most where men
Lie deep in cities as in drifts. [ Bailey ]
Nobody can find work easy if much work do lie in him. [ Carlyle ]
There are people who lie simply for the sake of lying. [ Pascal ]
What of them is left, to tell
Where they lie, and how they fell?
Not a stone on their turf, nor a bone in their graves:
But they live in the Verse that immortally saves. [ Byron ]
Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards! [ Joaquin Miller ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
If you pay for every lie, you will soon be a bankrupt. [ Proverb ]
For they say, if money go before, all ways do lie open. [ William Shakespeare ]
He that makes his bed ill must be contented to lie ill. [ Proverb ]
A lie that is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies. [ Tennyson ]
Where the deer is slain there will some of his blood lie. [ Proverb ]
Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a death-bed. [ Pope ]
A mind once cultivated will not lie fallow for half an hour. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Let an ill man lie in thy straw and he looks to be thy heir. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie. [ Zimmermann ]
The tall, the wise, the reverend head. Must lie as low as ours. [ Isaac Watts ]
Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring. [ Colley Cibber ]
Give where I may sit down, and I will make where I may lie down. [ Spanish Proverb ]
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but The truth in masquerade. [ Byron ]
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them. [ Goethe ]
The credit that is got by a lie only lasts till the truth is out. [ Proverb ]
He that trusts to borrowing ploughs will have his land lie fallow. [ Proverb ]
Cant is properly a double-distilled lie, the second power of a lie. [ Carlyle ]
If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old. [ Proverb ]
Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways. [ Dr. Watts ]
A man of parts may lie hid all his life, unless fortune calls him out. [ Proverb ]
O'er the trackless past somewhere lie the lost days of our tropic youth. [ Bret Harte ]
He that commits a sin shall find the pressing guilt lie heavy on his mind. [ Creech ]
The hardest time to lie to somebody is when they're expecting to be lied to. [ Alan Turing ]
He will lie, sir, with such volubility that you would think truth were a fool. [ William Shakespeare ]
They whose guilt within their bosoms lie imagine every eye beholds their blame. [ William Shakespeare ]
Our flatterers are our most dangerous enemies, and yet often lie in our bosoms. [ Proverb ]
The credit that is got by a lie, lasts no longer than till the truth comes out. [ Proverb ]
A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide. [ Warburton ]
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. [ Pope ]
A lie is like a vizard, that may cover the face indeed, but can never become it. [ South ]
What unknown seas of feeling lie in man, and will from time to time break through! [ Carlyle ]
Rarely they rise by virtue's aid who lie plunged in the depth of helpless poverty. [ Juvenal ]
Unbind the charms that in slight fables lie, and teach that truth is truest poesy. [ Cowley ]
A lie is the abandonment, and, as it were, the annihilation, of the dignity of man. [ Immanuel Kant ]
The dull flat falsehood serves for policy, and in the cunning, truth's itself a lie. [ Pope ]
After all, our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation. [ Balzac ]
For my part, if a lie may do thee grace, I'll gild it' with the happiest terms I have. [ William Shakespeare ]
They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar. [ South ]
So the false spider, when her nets are spread, deep ambushed in her silent den does lie. [ Dryden ]
If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it. [ Epictetus ]
Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie; A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. [ Herbert ]
To me the meanest flower that blows, can give thoughts that often lie too deep for tears. [ Wordsworth ]
How sweet, though lifeless, yet with life to lie; and without dying, oh, how sweet to die! [ John Wolcott ]
There is no such thing as a white lie; a lie is as black as a coal-pit, and twice as foul. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
Cold in the dust this perished heart may lie, but that which warmed it once shall never die. [ Campbell ]
Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie: he has to, to make the lie good for anything. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
Superior strength is found in the long-run to lie with those who had the right on their side. [ Froude ]
Nature will sometimes lie buried a great while, and yet revive upon occasion of a temptation. [ Proverb ]
I will love you always! This is the eternal lie that lovers tell with the greatest sincerity.
Women never lie more astutely than when they tell the truth to those who do not believe them.
Don't tell me of deception; a lie is a lie, whether it be a lie to the eye, or a lie to the ear. [ Dr. Samuel Johnson ]
'Tis the cessation of our breath. Silent and motionless we lie; And no one knoweth more than thig. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Women swallow at one mouthful the lie that flatters, and drink drop by drop a truth that is bitter. [ Diderot ]
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, lie in three words - health, peace, and competence. [ Pope ]
The mingled incentives which lead to action are often too subtle and lie too deep for us to analyze. [ Lavater ]
Better a child should be ignorant of a thousand truths than have consecrated in its heart a single lie. [ John Ruskin ]
The reconciling grave swallows distinction first, that made us foes; there all lie down in peace together. [ Southern ]
Devotion, when it does not lie under the check of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm (fanaticism). [ Addison ]
Every lie, great or small, is the brink of a precipice, the depth of which nothing but omniscience can fathom. [ Reade ]
Ah! when shall all men's good be each man's rule, and universal peace lie like a shaft of light across the land? [ Tennyson ]
To wait for what never comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not be advanced, are three things to die of. [ Italian Proverb ]
O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure? [ William Shakespeare ]
A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it. The worst lies are those whose blade is false, but whose handle is true. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
Coquetry is a continual lie, which renders a woman more contemptible and more dangerous than a courtesan who never lies. [ De Varennes ]
The old proverb about having too many irons in the fire is an abominable old lie. Have all in, shovel, tongs, and poker. [ Adam Clarke ]
Truthfulness is not so much a branch as a blossom of moral, manly strength. The weak, whether they will or not, must lie. [ J. Paul F. Richter ]
Men are so accustomed to lie, that one can not take too many precautions before trusting them - if they are to be trusted at all. [ Marguerite de Valois ]
It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore. [ Chapin ]
We disregard the things which lie under our eyes; indifferent to what is close at hand, we inquire after things that are far away. [ Pliny ]
Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds. [ E. P. Day ]
The most intangible, and therefore the worst, kind of a lie is a half truth. This is the peculiar device of a
conscientious detractor. [ Washington Allston ]
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity. [ Bible ]
Those writers who lie on the watch for novelty can have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. [ Johnson ]
The soul that is the abode of chastity acquires an energy which enables her to surmount with ease the obstacles that lie along the path of duty. [ Joubert ]
The more weakness the more falsehood; strength goes straight; every cannon-ball that has in it hollows and holes goes crooked; weaklings must lie. [ Richter ]
Lie not, neither to thyself, nor man, nor God. Let mouth and heart be one; beat and speak together, and make both felt in action. It is for cowards to lie. [ George Herbert ]
Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief. The cares of riches lie heavier upon a good man than the inconveniences of an honest poverty. [ L'Estrange ]
Which of us that is thirty years old has not had his Pompeii? Deep under ashes lie life, youth, the careless sports, the pleasures and passions, the darling joy. [ William M. Thackeray ]
There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor. [ Feltham ]
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow. [ Seneca ]
Man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn; and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie enfolded already in the first man. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
No villainy or flagitious action was ever yet committed but, upon a due inquiry into the cause of it, it will be found that a lie was first or last the principal engine to effect it. [ South ]
We want more loving knowledge to enable us to enjoy life, and we require to cultivate the art of making the most of the common means and appliances of enjoyment which lie about us on every side. [ Samuel Smiles ]
The shadows of the mind are like those of the body. In the morning of life they all lie behind us; at noon we trample them under foot; and in the evening they stretch long, broad, and deepening before us. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Trust to me, judicious mother: do not make of your daughter an honest man, as if to give the lie to Nature; make her an honest woman, and be assured that she will be of more worth both to herself and to us. [ Rousseau ]
All the means of action, the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius! [ Longfellow ]
Make a point never so clear, it is great odds that a man whose habits and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination. [ Bishop Berkeley ]
There is a mental fatigue which is a spurious kind of remorse, and has all the anguish of the nobler feeling. It is an utter weariness and prostration of spirit, a sickness of heart and mind, a bitter longing to lie down and die. [ Miss M. E. Braddon ]
Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain. [ Richard Cecil ]
Our opinions are not our own, but in the power of sympathy. If a person tells us a palpable falsehood, we not only dare not contradict him, but we dare hardly disbelieve him to his face. A lie boldly uttered has the effect of truth for the instant. [ Hazlitt ]
Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. lie that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth lulls his age with the milder business of saving it. [ Dr. Johnson ]
It doth not yet appear what we shall be. We lie here in our nest, unfledged and weak, guessing dimly at our future, and scarce believing what even now appears. But the power is in us, and that power is finally to be revealed. And what a revelation will that be! [ Horace Bushnell ]
Of all studies, the most delightful and the most useful is biography. The seeds of great events lie near the surface; historians delve too deep for them. No history was ever true. Lives I have read which, if they were not, had the appearance, the interest, and the utility of truth. [ Landor ]
Charms which, like flowers, lie on the surface and always glitter, easily produce vanity; hence women, wits, players, soldiers, are vain, owing to their presence, figure and dress. On the contrary, other excellences, which lie down like gold and are discovered with difficulty, leave their possessors modest and proud. [ Richter ]
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart; it is not contempt; its essence is love: it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a sort of inverse sublimity, exalting, as it were, into our affections what is below us, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us. [ Carlyle ]
One man affirms that he has rode post a hundred miles in six hours: probably it is a lie; but supposing it to be true, what then? Why, he is a very good post-boy; that is all. Another asserts, and probably not without oaths, that he has drunk six or eight bottles of wine at a sitting; out of charity I will believe him a liar; for, if I do not, I must think him a beast. [ Chesterfield ]
Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forever more. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame. [ Chapin ]