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So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not
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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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But that he wrought so high the specious tale,
As manifested plainly 'twas a lie.
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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.]

by Ludovico Ariosto 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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Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.

Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.

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A liar should have a good memory.

A liar should have a good memory.

by Quintilian 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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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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There are a terrible lot of lies going round the world, and the worst of it is that they're true.

There are a terrible lot of lies going round the world, and the worst of it is that they're true.

by Winston Churchill Found in: Lying Quotes,
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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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