Subject: Beliefs » Honesty » Lies

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1846 – 1919) British Admiral & member of Parliament

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

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.

(1876 – 1950) journalist & humorist

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

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

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

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

Nature will tell you a direct lie if she can.

A man who calls bullshit fertilizer.

(1902 – 1963) Danish actor

Actions lie louder than words.

(1862 – 1942) American author & poet

Carlyle said, “A lie cannot live;” it shows he did not know how to tell them.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

White Lie: Aversion of the truth.

Every word she writes is a lie, including "and" and "the."

(1912 – 1989) author, critic & political activist

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

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

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

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

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.

The tombstone is about the only thing that can stand upright and lie on its face at the same time.

(1880 – ?) American author

Parents are embarrassed when their children tell lies, and even more embarrassed when they tell the truth.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

There are more acres of forestland in America today than when Columbus discovered the continent in 1492.

(1951 – ) American conservative radio talk-show host
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