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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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You lie--under a mistake--
For this is the most civil sort of lie
That can be given read more

You lie--under a mistake--
For this is the most civil sort of lie
That can be given to a man's face, I now
Say what I think.

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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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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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Round numbers are always false.

Round numbers are always false.

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When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie.
[Ger., Wenn ich irre kann es read more

When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie.
[Ger., Wenn ich irre kann es jeder bemerken; wenn ich luge,
nicht.]

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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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All men are born truthful and die liars.

All men are born truthful and die liars.

by Vauvenargues Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

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

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

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