Lying quotes

These are some famous lying quotes. About dishonesty, cheating and infidelity.

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
~Adrienne Rich

Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.

People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

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

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie
~Ann Landers

I’m not smart enough to lie
~Ronald Reagan

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children. ~Oliver Wendell

The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
~George Bernard Shaw

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
~Winston Churchill

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits the all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.
~Mark Twain

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it
~Adolf Hitler

The truth is more important than the facts.
~Frank Lloyd Wright

Beware: some liers tell the truth
~Arab Proverb

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.
~Paulo Coelho

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.
~Winston Churchill

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
~Jonathan Swift

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

Reality is bad enough. Why should I tell the truth?
~Patrick Sky

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
~Mark Twain

Always tell the truth. Even if you have to make it up.
~Author Unknown

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.
~Author Unknown

A lie never lives to be old.

When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
~Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
~John F. Kennedy

And none speaks false, when there in none to hear.
~James Beattie

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
~ H. L. Mencken

The most dangerous lie, is that which most closely resembles the Truth
~Jan Groenveld

A lie is an excuse guarded
~Jonathan Swift

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
~Benjamin Disraeli

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
~ Albert Camus

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

It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
~Michel de Montaigne

One is easily fooled by that which one loves.
~Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
~Havelock Ellis

Liars are always most disposed to swear.
~ Vittorio Alfieri

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

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.
~Mark Twain

The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
~ Thomas Jefferson

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is – “Let there be truth between us two forevermore.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
~Mark Twain

Betrayal can only happen if you love.
~ John Le Carre ( Lies Love Quotes)

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
~Ambrose Bierce

A half-truth is a whole lie
~ Yiddish Proverb

Resolved to die in the last dyke of prevarication.
~Edmund Burke

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
~Josh Billings

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

A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. ~William Blake,

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
~Adrienne Rich

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

A liar is always lavish of oaths.
~Pierre Corneille

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
~George Herbert

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
~Robert Louise Stevenson

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.

A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity
~Baltasar Gracian

We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
~Samuel Butler

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back. ~Russian proverb

When in doubt, tell the truth.
~Mark Twain

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

I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.
~George Washington

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not
~Thomas Paine

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.
~Mark Twain

Advertising is legalized lying.
~H. G. Wells

When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. ~Author Unknown

For my part getting up seems not so easy By half as lying.
~Thomas Hood

A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
~ Adapted several times from Mark Twain

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

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
~Emily Dickinson

”They say” is often a great liar.

Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.
~Mel Gibson

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
~ Eric Hoffer

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category, but a pillar of the state.
~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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