Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
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.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.
We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
Above all, don't lie to yourself.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, repute possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
I know the anger lies inside of me like I know the beat of my heart and the taste of my spit. It is easier to be furious than to be yearning. Easier to crucify myself in you than to take on the threatening universe of whiteness by admitting that we are worth wanting each other.
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.
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