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Once you take to the habit of deception, every new lie comes that much easier. Though to me it wasnt so much lies as a matter of judicious editing. We all inevitable present a version of ourselves that is a collection of half-truths and exclusions. The way I saw it, the truth was too complicated, whereas the well-chosen lie would put everyones mind at ease.
— Caroline Kettlewell —

Lies and half-truths hurt not only the liar, but the people they love most.

— Katherine Allred

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

— Craig Groeschel

Ideally, the pursuit of truth is said to be at the heart of the intellectual's business, but this credits his business too much and not quite enough. As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas consummation often turns out to be elusive. Truth captured loses its glamour; truths long known and widely believed have a way of turning false with time; easy truths are bore and too many of them become half truths. Whatever the intellectual is too certain of, if he is healthily playful, he begins to find unsatisfactory. The meaning of his intellectual life lies not in the possession of truth but in the quest for new uncertainties. Harold Rosenberg summed up this side of the life of the mind supremely well when he said that the intellectual is one who turns answers into questions.

— Richard Hofstadter

Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths.

— Eddie Adams

Half-truths only added up to a whole lie.

— Alexandra Bracken

I knew I had to keep him to myself, as I'd slowly begun to keep everything. We had secrets now, truths and half-truths, that kept her always at arm's length, behind a closed door, miles away.

— Sarah Dessen

And that's when I realize how tired I am, of lies and omissions and half-truths. I put Wes in danger, but he's still here-and if he's willing to brave this chaos with me, then he deserves to know what I know. And I'm about to speak, about to tell him that, tell him everything, when he brings his hand to the back of my neck, pulls me forward, and kisses me.
The noise floods in. I don't push back, don't block it out, and for one moment, all I can think is that he tastes like summer rain.
His lips linger on mine, urgent and warm.

— Victoria Schwab

Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.

— Samuel P. Huntington

Half-truths are worth more than outright lies.

— George R.R. Martin

Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth.

— Multatuli

Half-truths can be more pernicious than outright falsehoods.

— Wendy Lesser

The truths that seem most truthful, if you look at them from all sides, if you look at them close up, turn out to be either half truths or lies.

— Mario Vargas Llosa

Half-truths are the devil's IOUs.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Two half truths do not make a truth.

— Arthur Koestler

Facts are subversive. Subversive of the claims made by democratically elected leaders as well as dictators, by biographers and autobiographers, spies and heroes, torturers and post-modernists. Subversive of lies, half-truths, myths; of all those easy speeches that comfort cruel men.

— Timothy Garton Ash

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

— Karl Kraus

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