All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.
The truth is more important than the facts.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
A person’s words reflect the image of his character and the amount of truth and lies in it is always visible to the human heart than ordinary eyes.
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
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.
The truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
When fiction rises pleasing to the eye, men will believe, because they love the lie; but truth herself, if clouded with a frown, must have some solemn proof to pass her down.
If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory.
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.
Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said.
Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
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