Subject: Beliefs » Honesty

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

(1803 – 1882) essayist, poet, & philosopher

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

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

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

What you take for lying in an Irishman is only his attempt to put an herbaceous border on stark reality.

(1878 – 1957) Irish poet, author, athlete & politician

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.

(1880 – ?) American author

Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.

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 biggest liar in the world is the golfer who claims that he plays the game merely for exercise.

(1916 – 2008) American professional golfer

My wife said: ‘I want an explanation and I want the truth.’ I said: ‘Make up your mind.’

(1906 – 1998) English-born American comedian

Telling lies does not work in advertising.

(1909 – 1966) Polish poet, writer & aphorist

I think that people who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.

(1954 – ) comedian & television actor

He's so crooked he uses a corkscrew for a ruler.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

(1835 – 1902) English composer, author & satirist

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author

1. No matter what they're telling you, they're not telling you the whole truth. 2. No matter what they're talking about, they're talking about money.

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

(1870 – 1916) British writer

You take the lies out of him, and he'll shrink to the size of your hat; you take the malice out of him, and he'll disappear.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

(1911 – 1989) television actress

Tact: To lie about others as you would have them lie about you.

(1863 – 1935) British-born American writer, artist & illustrator

Morality: An instinctive sense of right and wrong that tells some people how everyone else should behave.

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized: in the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.

(1788 – 1860) German philosopher
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