A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
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.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.
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.
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.
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
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.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
A lie cannot live.
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.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically - for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist - but then what isn t?
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.
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