False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
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.
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.
The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.
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.
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
It is not without good reason, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
A lie never lives to be old.
We men do nothing but lie and make ourselves important. Speech was invented for the purpose of magnifying all of our sensations and impressions — perhaps so that we could believe in them.
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.
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.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.
Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends