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    A man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should be known.

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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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Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.

Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies.

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Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

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You lie--under a mistake--
For this is the most civil sort of lie
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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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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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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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Liars are always most disposed to swear.
[It., A giurar presti i mentitor son sempre.]

Liars are always most disposed to swear.
[It., A giurar presti i mentitor son sempre.]

by Vittorio Alfieri 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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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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