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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Lies:

A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
~ Author Unknown.

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

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.
~ Winston Churchill.

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
~ Winston Churchill.

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
~ Lord Byron.

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

As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
~ Oscar Wilde.

Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
~ Author Unknown.

I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
~ Jean Cocteau.

I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

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

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
~ Doris Lessing.

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.
~ Mark Twain.

I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that.
~ Sarah Palin, after an Alaska legislative report found she had broken the state's ethics law and abused her power in the Troopergate scandal, conference call with Alaska reporters, Oct. 12, 2008.

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
~ Graham Greene.

It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.
~ Author Unknown.

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
~ Francis Bacon.

Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
~ Epictetus.

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

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