Lie Quotes, Sayings about lying
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
- Alfred Tennyson
Lie until even you believe it – that’s the real secret of lying.
- Holly Black
That frustrating moment when you catch someone in a lie, but they still won’t admit to it.
When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.
- Criss Jami
One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.
- Al David
If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
- Bruce Lee
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
- Yogi Berra
Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.
- Dorothy Allison
Anything is better than lies and deceit!
- Leo Tolstoy
If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.
- Jarod Kintz
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
- George Washington
Half truth can be much more dangerous than complete lie.
People lie because they are ashamed of what they’ve done, people lie because they are scared to face the truth, people lie because they can’t face the world.
Everyone lies except the fool – - people lie in different circumstances for different reasons.
Unselfish or magnanimous lies serve as sort of social lubricant; injurious or malicious lies show the worst of human deception and cunning.
Lying is a way of life- – lying is inevitable in everyday life. Lying is a conscious attempt of the mind to protect ourselves, or to advance our self- interest, by distorting the truth or telling deceptive falsehoods.
We all lie at one time or the other, impulsively or intentionally, magnanimously or maliciously. We lie in personal relationships, social conversations, work places for good or bad reasons.
Some people lie to boost their low self- esteem; some people lie to project their superiority. Some people lies to please or make others feel good; some people lie to belittle or hurt others. Some people lie to avoid responsibility or punishment; some people lies to achieve success or to seek personal gains.
As a social skill, people learn to lie at very young age, and lying often come naturally to people with little awareness, thought and planning.
Some people are more likely to lie than others, regardless of race, religion, education, profession or status.
People who are under pressure, or have low self- esteem and confidence, are more likely to tell lies. People who are addicted to gambling, alcohol, and drugs are potential liars.
Social climbers are prone to telling lies; over- ambitious, greedy, and hedonistic people are more likely to lack honesty and truthfulness.
People who possess a negative character and a narcissistic personality tend to be more deceiving and deceptive.
Small lies that promote good- well or avoid conflicts are the most common type of lying. White lies and superficial pleasantries are not all bad lies.
Lying is morally wrong, but altruistic or noble lies intending to benefit others are considered to be morally acceptable.
Sometimes a little lie helps to strengthen relationships, or to avoid unnecessary conflicts and tensions. Sometimes omitting certain truth serves to protect ourselves and others.
All successful people often have to pay the price of saying and doing some dishonest things to get to where they are.
Surprisingly, most people often lie about and to themselves, as well as lie to those they love.
The truth is that we all live in a world full of dishonest liars.
I wish I never met you because when we got together the next day you told me you loved her. I wish I never wasted my smiles on you because you’re nothing to me. I told you that I’m broken you didn’t care. You said to me get over it even though she doesn’t love you she wants us together. No more tears are going to be wasted on you so goodbye enjoy your loneliness, you lied and nothing hurts more than lying to the one that loves you.
Once a liar always a liar.
There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt