Quotes on Lies Truth

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

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

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

Truth cannot be constructed. To live in ideology is, as [Vaclav] Havel so eloquently reminds us, inevitably to live in a lie. Truth can only be revealed. We cannot be creators, only receptors. James W. Sire

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time. Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. Eric Hoffer

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

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

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. Aristotle

In a world of cruelty, sympathy is a crime, and in a world of lies, truth is blasphemy. Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies. Mark Twain

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

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

Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological. Robert Breault

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. Daniel Webster

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

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

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

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

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

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

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. Josh Billings

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

Truth is rhythmical: if it implies stasis, it is platitude. Truth is syncopated: if it supplies all the terms, there is one term too many. Truth is barbed: if it comforts, it lies. Truth is an armed dancer. Robert Grudin

What probably distorts everything in life is that one is convinced that one is speaking the truth because one says what one thinks. Sacha Guitry

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

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

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Chumps prefer a beautiful lie to an ugly truth. Iceberg Slim

Science is a set of rules to keep us from telling lies to each other. All scientists really have is a reputation for telling the truth. Isaac Asimov

Love - Truth-seeking The strength of Truth lies in Love and the strength of Love lies in Truth. Pandurang Shastri Athavale

The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth. Malcolm Bradbury

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

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

We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. Tad Williams

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, repute possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. Charles Edward Montague

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

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

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

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

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. William Blake

It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth. Ally Carter

Those who don't 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

Life is a system of half-truths and lies, Opportunistic, convenient evasion. Langston Hughes

When fiction rises pleasing to the eye, men will believe, because they love the lie; but truth herself, if clouded with a frown, must have some solemn proof to pass her down. Charles Churchill

Donald Trump doesn't have significant tells when he's lying because truth and lies to him are kind of homogenized. He's such a pro at it that you don't see a lot of divergence in his body language when he's lying or telling the truth. It's just constant bulls**t. He's probably a very good bluffer. Daniel Negreanu

The search for truth is more precious than its possession. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older. Michel De Montaigne

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

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J Needham

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

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

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

Everything is in constant flux, from state to state, from good to bad and back again..., only in transmutation, perpetual motion, lies truth. Asger Jorn

One mark of a deteriorating society is when people cannot discern between truth and lies. Another is that they don't care and will believe whatever their itching ears want to hear. Cal Thomas

Governments lie; bankers lie; even auditors sometimes lie: gold tells the truth. William Rees-Mogg

No man of honor ever quite lives up to his code, any more than a moral man manages to avoid sin. H L Mencken

Some of the most frantic lies on the face of life are told with modesty and restraint; for the simple reason that only modesty and restraint will save them. Gilbert K Chesterton

A man has made great progress in cunning when he does not seem too clever to others. Jean De La Bruyere

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