Quotes on Lies And Liars

Liars are always most disposed to swear. Vittorio Alfieri

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

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. Aristotle

No one believes a liar. Even when she's telling the truth. Sara Shepard

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

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. Lewis Hine

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

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

He who does not need to lie is proud of not being a liar. Friedrich Nietzsche

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. Adolf Hitler

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

Maggie, we're through with lies and liars in this house. Lock the door. Tennessee Williams

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

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. I F Stone

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Samuel Butler

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. Stephen King

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

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

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie. Michel De Montaigne

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. Clare Boothe Luce

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

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

In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always an act of social responsibility. Robert Mckee

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O'Malley

If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory! Mark Twain

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson

We make our own truths and lies....Truths are often lies and lies truths... Bernhard Schlink

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. Albert Camus

Mujib [Rahman], as you've seen, is a congenital liar. He can't help telling lies - it's something stronger than he. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. H L Mencken

Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths. Alfred Lord Tennyson

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...There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all. Ayn Rand

Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it. Jonathan Swift

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. Jesse Ventura

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. Herbert Agar

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. Tim Allen

Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. J K Rowling

A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on. Charles Haddon

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade. Jodi Picoult

Children and fools always speak the truth Mark Twain

Every time we tell a lie, the thing we fear grows stronger. Tad Williams

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar Gracian

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

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin

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

Heart of my heart, the world is young; Love lies hidden in every rose! Alfred Noyes

When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies. William Shakespeare

Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true. Friedrich Nietzsche

Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news. William Shakespeare

Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood. Jean De La Fontaine

Much truth is spoken, that more may be concealed. Charles Darling, 1st Baron Darling

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable. Sophocles

Those who do' read the newspapers are better off than those who do insofar as those who know nothing are better off than those whose heads are filled with half-truths and lies. Thomas Jefferson

In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles. Emile Zola

Someone ought to write a novel about me," said Lebedeva loftily. "I shouldn't care if they lied to make it more interesting, as long as they were good lies, full of kisses and daring escapes and the occasional act of barbarism. I can't abide a poor liar. Catherynne M Valente

All myth is an enriched pattern, a two-faced proposition, allowing its operator to say one thing and mean another, to lead a double life. Hence the notion found early in ancient thought that all poets are liars. And from the true lies of poetry trickled out a question. What really connects words and things? Anne Carson

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

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

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

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde

People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies. Miguel Angel Ruiz

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

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

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

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot

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

There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. Franz Kafka

Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said. Mark Twain

Writers are damned liars. Every single one of them. Jennifer Donnelly

I'd rather be a liar than an asshole. Joe Manganiello

Love makes liars of us all. Cassandra Clare

A greater liar than the Parthians. Horace

Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar! Abigail Williams

If we accuse Trump of being a liar, he won't just say 'I never said that' or just ignore it and go on to the next thing. Billy Bragg

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