Quotes about Lies and lying

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There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
If a lie is repeated often enough all the dumb jackasses in the world not only get to believe it, they even swear by it.
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it
When you rationalize, you do just that. You make rational lies.
If you do not wish to be lied to, do not ask questions. If there were no questions, there would be no lies.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

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