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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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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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Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.

Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.

by James Hall Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

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

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

by John Dryden Found in: Lying Quotes,
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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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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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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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