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.
Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.
A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood bu those who hear it.
For my part, getting up seems not so easy By half as lying.
For this is the most civil sort of lie That can be given to a man's face. I now Say what I think.
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
All men are born truthful and die liars.
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.
When a liar became too skilled at deception, he could lose the ability to discern truth, and could himself be more easily deceived.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
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