A liar lies to himself as well as to the gods. Lying is the origin of all evils; it leads to rebirth in the miserable planes of existence, to breach of the pure precepts, and to corruption of the body.
- Maharatnakuta Sutra 27
The best revenge on a liar is to convince him that you believe what he said.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.
- John Gotti
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
- Hannah Arendt
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
- William Blake
A lie is just the truth waiting to be itself.
- Terri Guillemets
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
- Charles Edward Montague
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
- Tennessee Williams
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.
- Robert Paul “Tad” Williams
Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological
- Robert Brault
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