All men are born truthful and die liars.
Shew me a lyer, and I'le shew thee a theefe.
I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.
A lie is a very short wick in a very small lamp. The oil of reputation is very soon sucked up and gone. And just as soon as a man is known to lie, he is like a two-foot pump in a hundred-foot well. He cannot touch bottom at all.
A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it. The worst lies are those whose blade is false, but whose handle is true.
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.
For my part, if a lie may do thee grace, I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have.
Playing the Cretan with the Cretans (i.e. lying to liars).
When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie.
[Ger., Wenn ich irre kann es jeder bemerken; wenn ich luge, nicht.]
Lies are essential to humanity.
Every time we tell a lie, the thing we fear grows stronger.
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Lying is, almost by definition, a refusal to cooperate with others. It condenses a lack of trust and trustworthiness into a single act. It is both a failure of understanding and an unwillingness to be understood. To lie is to recoil from relationship.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
A liar is full of oaths.
Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Advertising is legalized lying.
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