Famous Lies And Lying Quotes Quotations

Famous Lies And Lying Quotes

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A list of the best lies and lying quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous lies and lying quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic lies and lying quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about lies and lying?" and "What are inspirational lies and lying quotes?"

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    Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein More
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    The lie is a condition of life.

    Friedrich Nietzsche More
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    Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically -- for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist -- but then what isn t?

    Quentin Crisp More
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    A liar is full of oaths.

    Pierre Corneille More
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    I am a lie who always speaks the truth.

    Jean Cocteau More
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    So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

    Cicero More
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    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 More
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    Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.

    Elias Canetti More
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    Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

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    I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

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    The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

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

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    Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone.

    Elizabeth Bowen More
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    Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.

    Elizabeth Bowen More
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    What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!

    Georges Bernanos More
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    It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.

    Hilaire Belloc More
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    new! Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.

    Francis Bacon More
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    It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

    Aristotle More
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    Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.

    Joseph Addison More
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    Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

    Aleister Crowley More
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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky More
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    It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.

    Norman Douglas More
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    Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.

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

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

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

    Michel de Montaigne More
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    Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.

    Michel de Montaigne More
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    One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

    Henry Miller More
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    The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

    H. L. Mencken More
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    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 More
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    No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.

    Abraham Lincoln More
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    By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.

    Immanuel Kant More
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    Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower More
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    In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

    Graham Greene More
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    When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.

    William Feather More
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    The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.

    Robert Frost More
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    Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

    Anatole France More
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    Lying rides upon debt's back.

    Benjamin Franklin More
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    He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.

    Graham Greene More
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    When the world has got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to kill it. You beat it over the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and behold! the next day it is as healthy as ever.

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton More
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    Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.

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