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    Some truth there was, but dash'd and brew'd with lies,
    To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise.

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So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not
to trust himself on the read more

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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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but
The truth in masquerade.

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but
The truth in masquerade.

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For my part getting up seems not so easy
By half as lying.

For my part getting up seems not so easy
By half as lying.

by Thomas Hood Found in: Lying Quotes,
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I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies!
If captains the remark, or critics, make,
Why they read more

I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies!
If captains the remark, or critics, make,
Why they lie also--under a mistake.

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A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

by William Shenstone Found in: Lying Quotes,
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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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The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

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There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.

There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.

by William James Found in: Lying Quotes,
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