„Lies run sprints but the truth runs marathons.“
Press statement (November 2003); quoted in "Michael Jackson Calls Child Molestation Charges 'Lies'" (8 December 2003) Jet
Variant: Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
— Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895
"On the Study of Biology" (1876) http://books.google.com/books?id=4cl5c4T9LWkC&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=All+truth,+in+the+long+run,+is+only+common+sense+clarified.+huxley+On+the+Study+of+Biology&source=bl&ots=87sGwjauQT&sig=pEmWoYQoN8HUVIVU6WSrnAAM8Dc&hl=en&ei=hFcnStrlM5H0tQPG-NBH&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2
Source: A Room of One's Own
Source: Bone Crossed
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On lies and truth - "TB Joshua Rejects Courts Findings, Insists Building Collapse Was A Sabotage" http://citifmonline.com/2015/07/10/tb-joshua-rejects-courts-findings-insists-building-collapse-a-sabotage/ Citi FM, Ghana (July 10 2015)
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
"The Persian Version," lines 1–2, from Poems 1938-1945: Satires and Grotesques (1946).
— Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
— Adrian Mitchell British writer 1932 - 2008
"To Whom It May Concern", from Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits (1991)
Written in 1965, after hearing British troops might be sent to the Vietnam War.
„If there's any real truth, it's that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs.“
— Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Source: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
„Money is running their lives, and they refuse to tell the truth about that. Money is in control of their emotions and hence their souls.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
— Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964
"What's wrong with 40 Liverpool Road?", Daily Telegraph, 18 September 2003, p. 24.
„For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away…“
Source: After the Funeral (1953)
Context: There were to be no short cuts to the truth. Instead he would have to adopt a longer, but a reasonably sure method. There would have to be conversation. Much conversation. For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away...
This Other Eden (1993)