A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Who lies for you will lie against you.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
It is not without good reason, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
Hatred and dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook.
Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
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