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.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
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.
When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
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.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
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.
Shew me a lyer, and I'le shew thee a theefe.
By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
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.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Lies circle the earth while Truth is still trying to put on its shoes.
Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
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 does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
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.
Above all, don't lie to yourself.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
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