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In the first place, I did not ask him to give you any message; and secondly, I never tell lies.
Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake.
If you think that, Sir Henry," I said, much put out, and pocketing my paper--for I do not like to be thought one of those silly fellows who consider it witty to tell lies, and who are for ever boasting to newcomers of extraordinary hunting adventures which never happened-- "if you think that, why, there is an end to the matter," and I rose to go.
Topsy, I shall have to whip you, if you tell lies so.
Ay; and he did not tell lies, or return me to captivity.
It exasperated him that she should force him to tell lies, and he knew that he reddened when he answered that there was a demonstration at the hospital which he was bound to go to.
I answered that I was already ransomed, and that by the price it might be seen what value my master set on me, as I had given one thousand five hundred zoltanis for me; to which she replied, "Hadst thou been my father's, I can tell thee, I would not have let him part with thee for twice as much, for you Christians always tell lies about yourselves and make yourselves out poor to cheat the Moors.
What I mean is that when we tell lies we do it because we are afraid of what other people would think of us, or do to us, if they knew the truth; but although we know that God reads our hearts and hates all untruthfulness, we do not mind.
However, an admirable 7% of parents said they didn't knowingly tell lies to their kids, with the majority of them (84%) reasoning that it was hypocritical to lie to your child yet expect them to tell the truth.
Keane said that he has no problem with people having opinions but when people tell lies, one has to come out and defend oneself.
I've no problem with people having opinions but when they tell lies about you then ultimately you have to come out and defend yourself and I will do that .
Not at all, I think all the parties are very sub-standard, they all tell lies and renege on their preelection promises, but you would have to be stupid to think that Blair did not ruin this country by letting immigration run riot during his time in office.