Subject: Beliefs » Honesty

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

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

Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.

(1925 – 2015) baseball player, coach & manager

The devil is the father of lies, but he neglected to patent the idea, and the business now suffers from competition.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

I know her in the biblical sense… and when I say that, I mean I don’t believe a word she says.

(1978 – ) American writer & stand-up comedian

Truthful: Dumb and illiterate.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

(1890 – 1970) French president, general & statesman

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Reporter: A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

He’s crooked as a barrel full of fish hooks.

That politician is so crooked he can hide behind a corkscrew.

At first a golfer excuses a dismal performance by claiming bad lies; with experience, he covers up with better ones.

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

(1908 – 1997) German-born teacher, academic & humorist

Following the path of least resistance is what makes men and rivers crooked.

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

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

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

(1928 – 1982) American novelist, short story writer & essayist

Acting is all about honesty and if you can fake that, you've got it made.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

He’d steal flies from a blind spider.

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