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Falsehood Quotes


These are some of the best 'Falsehood' quotations and sayings.

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A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

Although the devil be the father of lies, he seems, like other great inventors, to have lost much of his reputation by the continual improvements that have been made upon him.

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

Do not let us lie at all. Do not think of one falsity as harmless, and another as slight, and another as unintended. Cast them all aside; they may be light and accidental, but they are ugly soot from the smoke of the pit, and it is better that our hearts should be swept clean of them, without one care as to which is largest or blackest.

Every lie, great or small, is the brink of a precipice, the depth of which nothing but Omniscience can fathom.

False in one thing, false in everything

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.

Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult! Examine your words well and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false it is very hard to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings - much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.

Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.

Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected when administered alone; but when blended with wholesome ingredients, may be swallowed unperceived.

Falsehood, like the dry rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.

Half a fact is a whole falsehood. - He who gives the truth a false coloring by his false manner of telling it, is the worst of liars.

He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain one.

If falsehood had, like truth, but one face only, we should be upon better terms; for we should then take the contrary to what the liar says for certain truth; but the reverse of truth hath a hundred figures, and is a field indefinite without bound or limit.

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.

Let falsehood be a stranger to thy lips. - Shame on the policy that first began to tamper with the heart, to hide its thoughts. - And doubly shame on that inglorious tongue that sold its honesty, and told a lie.

None but cowards lie.

Not the least misfortune in a prominent falsehood is the fact that tradition is apt to repeat it for truth.


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