Throughout history, writers and thinkers have had a lot to say about lies and the people who tell them. From Oscar Wilde to Norman Schwarzkopf, check out the quotations below to find out what people think about lying.
A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth. -- Cicero
Anybody who says they're not afraid of war is either a liar, or they're crazy. -- Norman Schwarzkopf
Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies. -- Oliver Goldsmith
Lying is done with words and also with silence. -- Adrienne Rich
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. -- Oscar Wilde
All men are born truthful and die liars. -- Vauvenargues
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explanations. -- Saki
Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful. -- James Hall
A good memory is needed once we have lied. -- Pierre Corneille
DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country. -- Ambrose Bierce
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
With lies you may go ahead in the world - but you can never go back -- Russian proverb
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. - Clare Boothe Luce
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie. - Michel de Montaigne
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
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