Subject: Beliefs » Honesty

Politicians are wedded to the truth, but like many other married couples they sometimes live apart.

(1870 – 1916) British writer

There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.

(1958 – ) American film & theater actor

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

I used to play golf with a guy who cheated so badly that he once had a hole in one and wrote down zero on his scorecard.

professional golfer

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Truth hurts… maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing… but it hurts.

(1926 – 2010) Canadian actor

Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.

(1959 – ) American actor, director, writer, singer & comedian

Defame: To lie about another. To tell the truth about another.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

An easily understood, workable falsehood is more useful than a complex, incomprehensible truth.

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one’s country.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Golf… is the infallible test; the man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.

(1881 – 1975) English writer & humorist

Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Fine words! … I wonder where you stole them.

(1667 – 1745) Irish satirist & essayist

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

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