An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
There's hostility to lying, and there should be.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
One of the things cops learn first is that everyone lies. Some people to hide things, some people just for the hell of it, but everyone lies. Assume that everyone is hiding something, it saves time.
Truth travels slowly and gets weaker as it goes. Suitable lies are strong and run faster.
A good memory is needed once we have lied.
[Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
[Fr., Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.]
I believe in the dull lie - make your story boring enough and no one will question it.
A lie that is half a truth is ever the hardest to fight.
For no falsehood can endure
Touch of celestial temper.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
When a liar became too skilled at deception, he could lose the ability to discern truth, and could himself be more easily deceived.
If you're really successful at bullshitting, it means you're not hanging around enough people smarter than you.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation - it is the one unbreakable diamond.
Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
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