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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.

Publilius Syrus, writer

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Japanese Proverbs,

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

Mark Twain, author

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

William Blake, poet

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Eric Hoffer, writer

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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

Graham Greene, playwright

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Mark Twain, author

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

Horace, poet

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

Homer, poet

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.

Christian Nevell Bovee,

The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.

Robert Frost, poet

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

H. L. Mencken, writer

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Arabic Proverbs,

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

Epictetus, philosopher

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

English Proverbs,

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

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

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

Samuel Butler, poet

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

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

Benjamin Franklin, president

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


Great talker, great liar.


Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.


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

Elias Canetti, author

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

Tacitus, historian

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

Socrates, philosopher

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

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Liars need to have good memories.

Algernon Sidney, politician

A lie is just the truth masquerading as bullshit.

Michael Wakcher,

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.

Thomas Jefferson, president

I am a lie who always speaks the truth.

Jean Cocteau, director

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Edward George BulwerLytton,

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

Otto von Bismarck, leader

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


Every cloud has a silver lining.


Life is the art of being well deceived.

William Hazlitt, critic

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

The Talmud,

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.

Logan Pearsall Smith, critic

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

Finley Peter Dunne, journalist

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

Aristotle, philosopher

We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never deceived us.

Samuel Johnson, author

When you rationalize, you do just that. You make rational lies.


Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Oliver Cromwell, soldier

It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.

Norman Douglas, writer

I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.

Voltaire, writer

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

Graham Greene, playwright

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.

Stephen Leacock, economist

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

Margaret Thatcher, leader

Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.

Marcel Proust, author

I can't say I haven't lied but I can say that I lied to tell the truth.

James Dye,

That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.

Alexander Haig, public servant

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

Aleister Crowley, critic

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.

William Hazlitt, critic

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

Democritus, philosopher

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.

Demosthenes, statesman

By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.

Immanuel Kant, philosopher

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

William Shenstone, poet

Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

When being dishonest, people can still tell the truth. Be mindful of the treacherous that do not lie.

Eric Parslow,

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Mark Twain, author

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Jean De La Fontaine, poet

By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying - Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker, poet

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

Homer, poet

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

A. A. Milne, author

Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.


When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.

William Feather, author

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Anatole France, novelist

Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler, poet

For nothing can seem foul to those that win.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

We like to be deceived.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.


The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.

H. L. Mencken, writer

A liar is full of oaths.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.

Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams,

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Lying rides upon debt's back.

Benjamin Franklin, president

Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.

Eric Hoffer, writer

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.

Minna Antrim, writer

And after all, what is a lie?

Lord Byron, poet

Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

Liars are always ready to take oaths.

Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.

Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.


Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Kin Hubbard, cartoonist

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