Quotes About Lying

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There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.  ~ William Faulkner

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  ~ Mark Twain

You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.  ~ Marilyn Monroe

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.  ~ Noam Chomsky

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.  ~ Bo Bennett

Even a lie is a psychic fact.  ~ Carl Jung

What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.  ~ Paulo Coelho

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.  ~ Stephen King

All men can be led to believe the lie they want to believe.  ~ Italo Bombolini

Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation - it is the one unbreakable diamond.  ~ Leo Tolstoy

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

You cannot weave truth on a loom of lies.  ~ Suzette Haden Elgin

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.  ~ Winston Churchill

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.  ~ Khaled Hosseini

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.  ~ William Feather

The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.  ~ Adolf Hitler

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  ~ George Orwell

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.  ~ Ann Landers

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

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.  ~ Olin Miller

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.  ~ Mark Twain

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie.  ~ Anton Chekhov

I wouldn't think of asking you to lie; you haven't the necessary diplomatic training.  ~ John Farrow

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.  ~
Stephen King

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