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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 Quotes.

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

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 Quotes.

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

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
~ Norman Mailer.

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes.

He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.
~ Graham Greene.

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
~ Joseph Addison.

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

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 Quotes.

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

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.

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.

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.

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