The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you - that is what has distressed me.

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.

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Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

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They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.

A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.

All war is deception.

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.

I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington.

He could not lie; I can, but I won t.

With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.

Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.

A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.

Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?

Great talker, great liar.

Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.

Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.

I am a lie who always speaks the truth.

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.

A lie is just the truth masquerading as bullshit.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

Life is the art of being well deceived.

The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.