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Lies And Lying Quotes

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

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Liars are always ready to take oaths.

Author: Vittorio, Conte Di Alfieri (1749-1803)

Profession: Italian Poet, Playwright

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

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

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.

Author: Robert Armstrong


Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it

Author: Lyman Beecher (1775-1863)

Profession: American Presbyterian Minister, Revivalist

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

Author: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

Profession: British Author

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!

Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer

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

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

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

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

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.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist