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Lying Quotes


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

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A good memory is needed after one has lied.

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.

A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.

A lie is often as involuntary as breathing.

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

A lie, though it be killed and dead, can sting sometimes, - like a dead wasp.

A willful falsehood told is a cripple, not able to stand by itself without another to support it. - It is easy to tell a lie, but hard to tell only one lie.

After a tongue has once got the knack of lying, 'tis not to be imagined how impossible almost it is to reclaim it. Whence it comes to pass that we see some men, who are otherwise very honest, so subject to this vice.

An excuse is a lie guarded.

And after all, what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.

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

As universal a practice as lying is, and as easy a one as it seems, I do not remember to have heard three good lies in all my conversation.

Every brave man shuns, more than death, the shame of lying.

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

Falsehood and fraud grow up in every soil, the product of all climes.

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

Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end, or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. - It is partly practice and partly habit. - It requires an effort in them to speak the truth.

Half the vices in the world rise out of cowardice, and one who is afraid of lying is usually afraid of nothing else.

He who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.

I really know nothing more criminal, more mean, and more ridiculous than lying. It is the production either of malice, cowardice, or vanity; and generally misses of its aim in every one of these views; for lies are always detected, sooner or later. See quote detail


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