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56 Lying Quotes

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

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says.

Aristippus Quotes

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We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it.

Lyman Beecher Quotes

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It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.

Norman Douglas Quotes

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It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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There are people who exaggerate so much that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Mark Twain Quotes

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A good memory is needed once we have lied. [Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Le Menteur (IV, 5)

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One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

Finley Peter Dunne Quotes

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Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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As ten millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (vol. II, ch. VIII)

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Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. IX, l. 412), (Pope's translation)

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No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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And none speaks false, when there in none to hear.

James Beattie Quotes , Source: The Minstrel (bk. II, st. 24)

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Resolved to die in the last dyke of prevarication.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Impeachment of Warren Hastings

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Quoth Hudibras, I smell a rat; Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 821)

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A liar is always lavish of oaths. [Fr., Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Le Menteur (IV, 5)

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Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Shew me a lyer, and I'le shew thee a theefe. [Show me a liar, and I'll show thee a thief.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits the all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (VI)

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Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies; And sure he will; for wisdom never lies.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 25), (Pope's translation)

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A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explanations.

Saki Quotes

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A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

Josh Billings Quotes

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One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.

Corneille Quotes

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Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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