Quotes on Deception and Lies

Quotes on Deception and Lies

Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. Plato

 

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster

 

The child is sincere, and the man when he is alone, if he be not a writer; but on the entrance of the second person, hypocrisy begins. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Of lies, false modesty is the most decent. Sébastien Chamfort

 

Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. Edgar Watson Howe

 

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

 

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar Gracian

 

Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable. Bergen Evans

 

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind. Austin O’Malley

 

There are three kinds of lies; lies, damned lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli (attrib.)

 

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. James Callaghan

 

If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson

 

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Samuel Butler

 

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

 

Lord, lord! How subject we old men are to this vice of lying. William Shakespeare

 

When people talk to me about the weather, I always feel they mean something else. Oscar Wilde

 

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte

 

It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. Benjamin Franklin

 

O what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! Sir Walter Scott

 

Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it’s hard to get it back in. H. R. Haldeman

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