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    So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not
    to trust himself on the narrow edge.
    [Lat., Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris ut in praecipitem locum
    non debeat se sapiens committere.]

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Matilda told such dreadful lies It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes.

Matilda told such dreadful lies It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes.

by Hillaire Belloc Found in: Lying Quotes,
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You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says.

You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says.

by Aristippus Found in: Lying Quotes,
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A good memory is needed once we have lied.
[Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]

A good memory is needed once we have lied.
[Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]

by Pierre Corneille Found in: Lying Quotes,
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No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Lying Quotes,
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It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you read more

It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Lying Quotes,
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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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He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced read more

He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

by George Herbert Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Found in: Lying Quotes,
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