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    But that he wrought so high the specious tale,
    As manifested plainly 'twas a lie.
    [Lat., Se non volea pulir sua scusa tanto,
    Che la facesse di menzogna rea.]

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A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

by Josh Billings Found in: Lying Quotes,
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The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Lying Quotes,
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A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Lying Quotes,
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There are people who exaggerate so much that they can't tell the truth without lying.

There are people who exaggerate so much that they can't tell the truth without lying.

by Mark Twain Found in: Lying Quotes,
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We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good read more

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.

by Lyman Beecher Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.

Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.

by James Hall Found in: Lying Quotes,
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A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explanations.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explanations.

by Saki Found in: Lying Quotes,
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