Lying Quotes & Sayings In Life

These lying quotes will inspire you. Lying is marked by or containing untrue statements: false.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lying quotes, lying sayings, and lying proverbs.

Best Lying Quotes

  1. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” ~ Tennessee Williams
  3. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  4. “When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  5. “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” ~ Criss Jami
  6. “He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.” ~ Alexander Pope , Telling lying quotes
  7. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain
  8. “Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.” ~ Epictetus
  9. “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” ~ Unknown

  10. “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. “The difference between the truth and a lie is that both of them can hurt, but only one will take the time to heal you afterward.” ~ Mira Grant
  12. “I really know nothing more criminal, more mean, and more ridiculous than lying. It is the production either of malice, cowardice, or vanity; and generally misses of its aim in every one of these views; for lies are always detected, sooner or later.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  13. “People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” ~ Otto von Bismarck

  14. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  15. “We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.” ~ Tad Williams
  16. “There are people so addicted to exaggeration that they actually can’t tell the truth without lying.” ~ Josh Billings
  17. “There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  18. “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” ~ Adolf Hitler

  19. “It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” ~ Noel Coward
  20. “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” ~ Stephen King
  21. “The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.” ~ Ann Landers
  22. “He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it the second time.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  23. “Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation – it is the one unbreakable diamond.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  24. “It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.” ~ Arthur Calwell
  25. “We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.” ~ Denis Diderot
  26. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ~ Winston Churchill

  27. “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” ~ Plato
  28. “I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  29. “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.” ~ Helen Rowland
  30. “The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his teeth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. “Advertising is legalized lying.” ~ H. G. Wells

  32. “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  33. “The truth is everything in the end. It is the greatest power in the world to make all people equal. If everyone knows what the truth is, no one can use lies to separate those people and turn them against one another.” ~ Mel Odom
  34. “A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.” ~ Alfred Adler
  35. “By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  36. “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.” ~ Stephen King
  37. “A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  38. “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Donald James
  39. “Pain forces even the innocent to lie.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  40. “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcolm X
  41. “The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.” ~ Samuel Butler
  42. “Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.” ~ Anatole France
  43. “Above all, don’t lie to yourself.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  44. “The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  45. “If you’re really successful at bullshitting, it means you’re not hanging around enough people smarter than you.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  46. “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” ~ Aesop
  47. “Half the world knows not how the other half lies.” ~ George Herbert

  48. “A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbor.” ~ Jonathan Swift
  49. “A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  50. “A lie cannot live.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  51. “I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.” ~ Samuel Butler

  52. “It’s essential, to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life’s pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.” ~ John Bradshaw
  53. “Picasso said art is a lie that tells the truth. What if you just want to tell the truth and not lie about it?” ~ Nicolas Cage
  54. “People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  55. “When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.” ~ Grace Slick

  56. “In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  57. “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  58. “There are 869 different forms of lying, but only one of them has been squarely forbidden. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” ~ Mark Twain
  59. “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar but is a stab at the health of human society.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  60. “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” ~ Ron Paul
  61. “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.” ~ Alexander Pope
  62. “The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  63. “A half-truth is the worst of all lies because it can be defended in partiality.” ~ Solon

  64. “When a liar became too skilled at deception, he could lose the ability to discern truth, and could himself be more easily deceived.” ~ Dean Koontz
  65. “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” ~ Walter Scott

Lying the telling of lies, or false statements; untruthfulness.

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