Lie Quotes, Sayings about lying

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

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.

Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.
– Johann Kaspar Lavater

No matter how good a liar can be. The truth will come at some point in time, even if it takes years. Living honestly brings peace even though the truth hurts for a bit.

Submitted by: Charlie Peterson

An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.
– Billy Sunday

Majority may rule in many things, but a lie does not cease to be a lie just because is believed by many people.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying.
Leonardo DiCaprio(Revolutionary Road)

A pretense is as bad as a lie. They are both deceptions.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

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

A false statement is a lie. Someone who is good at twisting the truth is a lair.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee

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

Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don’t believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.
John Steinbeck

No lie ever reaches old age.

Lies require commitment.
Veronica Roth

A lie travels farther than the truth.
– Irish Proverb

If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
William James

The truth, even if nobody believes it, is the truth.
A lie will always stay a lie no matter how you say it.
Even if all believe in a lie. It will not become the truth.

Submitted by: Jon Dory

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie;for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Alexander Pope

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.”
Samuel Butler

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