Lie Quotes, Sayings about lying

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

Truth can remain silent. Lies must be spoken.
Mason Cooley

I’d rather be hurt by the truth, then mislead by a lie.

Submitted by: Ranee Owens

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

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

That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.
Amy Tan


Sometimes the truth will hurt and a lie will set you free; just as a lie will hurt and the truth will set you free.
Anthony Liccione

The darkness always lies.
Anthony Liccione

It is better to tell the truth and face the punishment, than to lie and face the consequences.
Anthony Liccione

The mirror will only lie, when you look at it through a mask.
Anthony Liccione

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