Thursday, January 14, 2021

The More You Defend A Lie, The Angrier You Become

 Mitch Albom

A   L   O   H   A  !

Above all, don't lie to yourself. 

The man who lies to himself 

and listens to his own lie 

comes to a point that he 

cannot distinguish the 

truth within him, 

or around him, 

and so loses all respect for 

himself and for others. 

And having no respect 

he ceases to love.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Things come apart so easily 

when they have been held 

together with lies.     

Dorothy Allison

A lie can travel 

halfway around the world 

while the truth is 

putting on its shoes.   
Mark Twain

Every violation of truth is 

not only a sort of suicide 

in the liar, but is 

a stab at the health 

of human society.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A successful lie cannot 

be brought into this world

 and capriciously abandoned; 

like any committed relationship, 

it must be maintained, and 

with far more devotion 

than the truth, which carries on 

being carelessly true 

without any help.     

Lionel Shriver


Love You,

                  Cloudia & Pixie

USA Chiefs of Staff
(Top Military Leadership)


Teresa said...

I love the quotes today. The banner picture of Pixie looks like she is suddenly surprised about hearing a lie, and the last picture of her looks like she's getting ready to pounce on that lie and wipe it out of existence. Pixie, Guardian of the Truth!

Mike said...

All these quotes were just sitting around waiting for tRUMP to show up.

Cloudia said...


magiceye said...

Wonderful post with wise words and captures.

RedPat said...

Such a timely post, Cloudia!

John A Hill said...

Thank you, my friend!

Jenn Jilks said...

Those roots are amazing!

Cloudia said...

Lovely seeing each of you.

WeedyMama said...

Amen Dostoevsky.

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks contemplative.

Kay said...

Three more days to go. Three more days to go. Fingers crossed that it will be safe.