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One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain

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A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants. Mark Twain

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You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive. Margaret Thatcher

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They say is often a great liar.

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Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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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

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

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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

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Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another. Aleister Crowley

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children. William Feather

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Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole France

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Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men. Michel de Montaigne

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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

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

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I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

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

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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

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The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe. H. L. Mencken

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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

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

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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

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

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Pain forces even the innocent to lie. Publilius Syrus

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I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms. Voltaire

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

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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

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

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No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The lie is a condition of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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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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It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation. Hilaire Belloc

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Lying rides upon debt's back. Benjamin Franklin