A large collection of lie quotes and sayings

A large collection of lie quotes and sayings

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“A half-truth is a whole lie. ” ― Yiddish proverb


“A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on. ”  ― English proverb


“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. ” ― Mark Twain


“A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson


“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.  ”― Lenin


“A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity. ”  ― Baltasar Gracian


“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. ”  ― William Blake


“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. ” ― H. L. Mencken


“Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.  ”― Sallust


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


“Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.” ― Chuck Klosterman


“Anything is better than lies and deceit!” ― Leo Tolstoy


“Beware: some lairs tell the truth!  ” ― Arab proverb


“But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.” ― Ray Bradbury


“Cheating and lying aren't struggles, they're reasons to break up.” ― Patti Callahan Henry


“Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.” ― Barbara Bush


“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. ”  ― Maimonides


“Even a lie can at times be necessary.  ” ― Japanese proverb


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


“Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. ”  ― Mark Twain


“From long journeys long lies. ”  ― Spanish proverb


“Great liars are also great magicians.  ” ― Adolf Hitler


“Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth. ” ― WILLIAM HAZLITT


“He who tells a lie, is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.  ”― ALEXANDER POPE


“Hear no lies. ”  ― American proverb


“Hoaxes are nothing new. News media isn't hard to fool. It's fun to fool and people like to mess with people. It all goes to show you that we're not all that hard to fool. I think we should just accept that and trust people anyway. ” ― Hank Green


“I am a lie who always speaks the truth. ”  ― Jean Cocteau


“I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms. ”  ― Giacomo Casanova


“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” ― S.E. Hinton


“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. ”  ― Pietro Aretino


“If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.” ― Jarod Kintz


“If lies were Latin, there would be many learned men. ”  ― Danish proverb


“If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” ― Bruce Lee


“If you lie and then tell the truth, the truth will be considered a lie. ”  ― Ancient Sumerian proverb


“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain


“I'm not smart enough to lie  ” ― Ronald Reagan


“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


“I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.” ― J.D. Salinger


“It is always the best policy to speak the truth–unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. ” ― Jerome K. Jerome


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ― George Washington


“It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.  ” ― Austin O’Malley


“Liars need good memories.  ” ― French proverb


“Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.  ”― Aristotle


“Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them. ” ― Pam Davis


“Lies are like sleeping pills. You should only use them when you absolutely have to. They spoil everything if you make a habit of them. ” ― DANIEL QUINN


“Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men.  ” ― Hasidic proverb


“Lies don't fix things. They don't even make things easier, at least not in the long run. Best to tell the truth and then clean up an honest mess. ” ― P.C. CAST & KRISTIN CAST, Chosen


“Lies that build are better than truths that destroy. ”  ― West African proverb


“Lies were like acid, corrosive: They could dissolve trust in a heartbeat. ” ― ROB THURMAN


“Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. ” ―Clare Booth Luce


“Lying is done with words, and also with silence. ” ― ADRIENNE RICH


“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.  ” ― Adolf Hitler


“My father always told me that what's wrong with lying is that it's an admission of weakness. If you're the strongest, you can afford to tell the truth. ” ― K. J. PARKER


“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.” ― Criss Jami


“Never lie to your doctor or lawyer.  ” ― German proverb


“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar” ― Abraham Lincoln


“One man lies, a hundred repeat it as true.  ” ― Chinese proverb


“One who lies for you will also lie against you.  ” ― Bosnian proverb


“One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars. ”  ― Greek proverb


“People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.  ” ― Malcolm Muggeridge


“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. ”  ― Otto von Bismarck


“People will pay more for lies than for the truth.  ” ― Unknown


“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. ” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt


“She says he says, but she could be lying to me, and he could be lying to her, so I can’t believe her, even if I could believe her.” ― Jarod Kintz


“Some liars are so expert they deceive themselves. ” ― AUSTIN O'MALLEY


“Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them. ” ― Brock Clarke


“The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.  ” ― Ernest Hemingway


“The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. ” ― Samuel Butler


“The best lies about me are the ones I told.” ― Patrick Rothfuss


“The biggest liar in the world is They Say. ”  ― Douglas Malloch


“The cruelest lies are often told in silence. ” ― ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON


“The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief.  ” ― African proverb


“The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. ” ― Mark Twain


“The liar suffers twice: he neither believes nor is believed. ” ― BALTASAR GRACIAN


“The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies. ”  ― Thomas Jefferson


“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.  ”― FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY


“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.  ” ― Henry Louis Mencken


“The most mischievous liars are those who keep on the verge of truth.  ”― ELIZA COOK


“The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.  ” ― Ann Landers


“The one who lies will likewise steal. ”  ― German proverb


“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” ― George Carlin


“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” ― Cheryl Hughes


“The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. ” ― STEPHEN KING


“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.  ” ― Richard Bach


“There are Five kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, Politicians quoting statistics, and Novelists quoting Politicians on Statistics.  ” ― Stephen K Tagg


“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ― Benjamin Disraeli


“There are worse things than a lie… I have found… that it may be well to choose one sin in order that another may be shunned. ” ― ANTHONY TROLLOPE


“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” ― Dorothy Allison


“Truth is a bitter medicine. That’s why many can’t take it. Many are adapted to sweet things especially the sweet poison of lies and compromises. ”  ― Godwin Delali Adadzie


“Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. ” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.  ” ― Eric Hoffer


“When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.” ― Cheryl Hughes


“Yeah, it never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good. ” ― SHERRILYN KENYON


“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” ― Abraham Lincoln


“You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can't escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you.  ”― TOM ROBBINS


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