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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 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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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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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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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 man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should read more

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

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

Splendidly mendacious.
[Lat., Splendide mendax.]

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We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Lying Quotes,
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All men are born truthful and die liars.

All men are born truthful and die liars.

by Vauvenargues 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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