100 Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people

Lying affects your relationship with others. You are making the other party have false beliefs. Lies, when put into light, hurt other people's feelings. Not only that, it also destroys trust as a result. May these liars quotes inspire you to tell the truth instead of lying and help you pinpoint lies.

Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
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. “No one believes a liar. Even when she's telling the truth.” – Sara Shepard

3. “If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee

4. “Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it's used for selfish or cowardly reasons.” – Jeanne Birdsall

5. “When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.” – Cheryl Hughes

6. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington

7. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

8. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin

9. “Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.” – Bonnie Eaker Weil
Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
10. “One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” – Al David

11. “When a man is penalized for honesty, he learns to lie.” – Criss Jami

12. “I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.” – Anne Rice

13. “The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones.” – Cheryl Hughes

14. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill
Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
15. “Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Patricia Briggs

16. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as facts could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.” – J.K. Rowling

17. “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

18. “At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right.” – Miguel de Unamuno

19. “If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.” – W. Somerset Maugham
Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
20. “Cheating and lying aren't struggles, they're reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry

21. “Half a truth is often a great lie.” – Benjamin Franklin

22. “When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

23. “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” – Dorothy Allison

24. “Anything is better than lies and deceit.” – Leo Tolstoy
Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
25. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

26. “A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” – Alfred Tennyson

27. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.” – Chuck Klosterman

29. “Integrity is a bugger, it really is. Lying can get you into difficulties, but to really wind up in the crappers try telling nothing but the truth.” – David Mitchell
Lies quotes and Liars sayings from famous people
30. “The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they're lying, they know we know they're lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.” – Elena Gorokhova

More Quotes about Lies

31. “Lying is easy. But it’s lonely.” – Victoria Schwab

32. “Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.” – Natalie Portman

33. “It seemed there was no end at all to the lies a person could tell, once they got started.” – Kim Edwards

34. “Stop lying to yourself. When we deny our own truth, we deny our own potential.” – Steve Maraboli

35. “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.” – Thomas Jefferson

36. “There is nothing worse for the lying soul than the mirror of reality.” – Steve Maraboli

37. “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy

38. “The slickest way in the world to lie is to tell the right amount of truth at the right time-and then shut up.” – Robert A. Heinlein

39. “Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.” – Suzy Kassem

40. “There’s a tipping point with lies, a point where you’ve said something so many times that it feels truer than the truth.” – Holly Black

41. “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” – Roger Ebert

42. “Sometimes you lie to deceive people. Sometimes you lie because you need the lie to become the truth.” – Rick Riordan

43. “We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.” – Denis Diderot

44. “There was a distinction between lying and telling half-truths, but it was a very narrow one.” – Alexander McCall Smith

45. “Telling one lie almost always requires another, and before the storyteller knows it, they will be caught inside of their own web.” – Jenna Alatari

46. “For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” – Bo Bennett

47. “Lies rob us of our trust and we project our untrustworthiness onto everyone around us. Have you ever noticed that the innocent are very trusting? They neither lie nor hold other people’s lies against them. Liars, on the other hand, see sabotage everywhere.” – Donna Goddard

48. “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” – Pope John Paul II

49. “People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don't want to hear it.” – Avigdor Lieberman

50. “It's difficult to honest with others when you continue lying to yourself.” – Carlos Wallace

51. “I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.” – Michel de Montaigne

52. “The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.” – Stephen King

53. “A lie is enough to prove you are a liar. Lies help people to forget about the things you have done in the past and remain constant for whole future as doubt.” – Nishan Panwar

54. “Liars are always ready to take oaths.” – Vittorio Alfieri

55. “Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.” – Epictetus

56. “A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. “He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” – Charles Peguy

58. “The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.” – John Ruskin

59. “Liars are always most disposed to swear.” – Vittorio Alfieri

60. “Lying is done with words, and also with silence.” – Adrienne Rich

61. “The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.” – Derek Landy

62. “The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.” – Terry Pratchett

63. “I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie.” – Ana Monnar

64. “We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.” – Eric Hoffer

65. “It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.” – Rene Descartes

66. “Because even if the lie is beautiful, the truth is what you face in the end.” – Lauren DeStefano

67. “I became good at pretending. I became so good that after a while the lines blurred between my truth and fiction. And sometimes, when I did a really good job of pretending, I even fooled myself.” – Ruta Sepetys

68. “The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.” – Ann Landers

69. “No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.” – Paulo Coelho

70. “That is the curse of lying. Once you place that crown of the liar upon your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.” – Terry Goodkind

71. “The armour of falsehood is subtly wrought out of darkness, and hides a man not only from others, but from his own soul.” – E.M. Forster

72. “Given a choice between life and death, choose life. Given a choice between right and wrong, choose what's right. And given a choice between a terrible truth and a beautiful lie, choose the truth every time.” – Mira Grant

73. “Lies can sound awfully pretty when a girl is in love with the person telling them.” – Gabrielle Zevin

74. “There are different ways to be confused about how someone's disappointed you. Some lie about the future because they wanted to forget the past. But some will lie about the past because they think it will give you both a future.” – Laura Dave

75. “Our lie is like a cancer that's spread to every single area of our lives.” – Simone Elkeles

76. “The tongue may hide the truth but the eyes, never.” – Mikhail Bulgakov

77. “If what he said was the truth, it broke her heart. If what he said was a lie, it was broken anyway.” – Christine Feehan

78. “Lies have expiry dates but the truth never expires.” – Oche Otorkpa

79. “The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.” – Mitch Albom

80. “A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.” – Daniel Wallace

81. “There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good?” – Jodi Picoult

82. “It was hard to live normally when you were constantly pretending you didn't see what was going on in front of your face.” – Cassandra Clare

83. “We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to them.” – Samuel Butler

84. “A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.” – Thomas Fuller

85. “A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.” – Alfred Adler

86. “A lie cannot live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

87. “Sometimes the point isn't to make people believe a lie; it's to make people fear the liar.” – Anne Applebaum

88. “When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.” – Grace Slick

89. “It's important that you don't lie to yourself. If you lie to yourself, you end up with burnout.” – Patrick Pichette

90. “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 neighbour.” – Jonathan Swift

91. “Half of the people lie with their lips, while the other half with their tears.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

92. “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” – Aesop

93. “A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.” – William Shenstone

94. “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.” – William Shakespeare

95. “Lies are like cockroaches, for every one you discover there are many more that are hidden.” – Gary Hopkins

96. “Hate a liar more than I hate thief. A thief is only after my salary a liar is after my reality.” – Curtis Jackson

97. “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” – David Foster Wallace

98. “Liars are highly unlikely to admit their lies, never mind apologize for the hurt they’ve caused. Liars don’t genuinely apologize.” – Cathy Burnham Martin

99. “If you’re really successful at bullshitting, it means you’re not hanging around enough people smarter than you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

100. “I don’t degrade anyone, but a liar and a person, who doesn’t keep his or her words, has not any value in my eyes.” – Ehsan Sehgal

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