Subject: Beliefs » Honesty » Lies

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

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.

(1918 - 2002) American author

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

(1835 – 1902) English composer, author & satirist

Actions lie louder than words.

(1862 – 1942) American author & poet

I will make a bargain with the Republicans; if they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them

(1900 – 1965) diplomat & Democratic politician

I must choose my words carefully in order to avoid any negative interpretation; among politicians, this is a tactic known as lying.

(1927 – 1997) Am. comedian & satirist notable for mock presidential campaign

It takes two to lie, Marge. One to lie and one to listen.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

Isn't it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a congressman lying to you is another two years in office.

(1955 – ) American sportswriter

A witness shall not bear falsies against thy neighbor.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

MSI Owner Denies Lying, Admits Not Telling Truth

Jake: You lied to me.
Elwood: It wasn't a lie, it was just bullshit.

(1952 – ) Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter & singer

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.


A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

(1667 – 1745) Irish satirist & essayist

Beneath this smooth stone by the bone of his bone – Sleeps Master John Gill; – By lies when alive this attorney did thrive, – And now that he's dead he lies still.

Golf is a game in which the ball lies poorly and the players well.

(1912 – 2003) American sports writer

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

(1835 – 1902) English composer, author & satirist

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart. and cannot make a good soup.

(1770 – 1827) German composer & pianist

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

He is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar…. he's one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

(1884 – 1972) 33rd U.S. president

Very sorry can't come; lie follows by post.

(1846 – 1919) British Admiral & member of Parliament