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    He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.

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A liar is always lavish of oaths.
[Fr., Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.]

A liar is always lavish of oaths.
[Fr., Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.]

by Pierre Corneille Found in: Lying Quotes,
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One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

by Finley Peter Dunne 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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A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson Found in: Lying Quotes,
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And none speaks false, when there in none to hear.

And none speaks false, when there in none to hear.

by James Beattie Found in: Lying Quotes,
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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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It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.

It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.

by Norman Douglas Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

by George Herbert Found in: Lying Quotes,
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