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.
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.
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.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
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.
Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found. I am for fumigating the atmosphere when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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