Selected Quotes about Lying

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. -- Otto von Bismarck

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

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. -- Demosthenes

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. -- George Eliot

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To rationalize their lies, people -- and the governments, churches, or terrorist cells they compose -- are apt to regard their private interests and desires as just. -- Wendy Kaminer

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. -- Abraham Lincoln

He who is not sure of his memory should not undertake the trade of lying. -- Montaigne

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. -- Sam Rayburn

Lying is done with words and also with silence. -- Adrienne Rich

Oh what a tangled web we weave, / When first we practise to deceive! -- Sir Walter Scott

A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it. -- Mark Twain

Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said. -- Mark Twain

When in doubt, tell the truth. -- Mark Twain

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. -- Virginia Woolfe

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