Quotes about Lying


Is it more probable that nature should go out of her course or that a man should tell a lie? We have never seen, in our time, nature go out of her course. But we have good reason to believe that millions of lies have been told in the same time. It is therefore at least millions to one that the reporter of a miracle tells a lie.

Thomas Paine

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I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.

Scott Westerfeld

The trust of the innocent is the liar`s most useful tool.

Stephen King

The easiest lies to tell are the ones you want to be true.

Holly Black


They catch up with a liar sooner than with a limping dog.

The smallest lie is a greater sin than the greatest crime honestly confessed.

Mór Jókai

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People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I`ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one`s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one`s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person`s view requires to be faked. [...] The man who lies to the world, is the world`s slave from then on.

Ayn Rand


Pride is the master-sin of the devil; and the devil is the father of lies.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin


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

William Blake

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

George Washington


Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

Khaled Hosseini


When you bit the hand that fed you, you expected that extended hand to curl into a fist.

Stephen King

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Aldous Huxley

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Mark Twain

Lies and love rarely went together, and never for long.

Stephen King


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