A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.
The truth is everything in the end. It is the greatest power in the world to make all people equal. If everyone knows what the truth is, no one can use lies to separate those people and turn them against one another.
A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality.
There are 869 different forms of lying, but only one of them has been squarely forbidden. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Half the truth is often a great lie.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.We fear we will not find love,and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we don't have love we will be unhappy.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
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