A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
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.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Above all, don't lie to yourself.
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.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
I really know nothing more criminal, more mean, and more ridiculous than lying. It is the production either of malice, cowardice, or vanity; and generally misses of its aim in every one of these views; for lies are always detected, sooner or later.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it.
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.
I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen lying as the one that begins, 'Have you read - .'
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
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