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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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