Quotes about Lies and lying

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One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
If you wish to strengthen a lie, mix a little truth in with it.
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
Burning lies led to my silent cries Keeping it inside I've got everything to hide. lustful desire, a burning fire You are the flame, You are to blame. Beautiful light deliver me from fright dreams full of lust. Or is the dream dreaming us? PHYSICAL PAIN don't call me insane. I don't want to be dead but all beautiful colors bleed to red
Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.
If one cannot invent a really convincing lie, it is often better to stick to the truth.
Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.
I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.
He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.
Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.
Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies is not easily kept out. Source unknown A great leader molds public opinion, a wise leader listens to it.
A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Don't lie if you don't have to.

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