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.
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.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
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 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.
As we all know, the most effective lies are the ones sprinkled with the most actual truths.
A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it.
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.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
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.
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.
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