Lies Proverbs

Sayings about Lies & Liars

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors. ~ Arabian Proverb

The path of a liar is short. ~ Swahili Proverbs

A good speaker makes a good liar. ~ German Proverb

Ask no questions and hear no lies. ~ Traditional Proverb

Believe the liar up to the door of his house and no further than that. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Women believe the strangest of lies as long as they are wrapped up in praise. ~ French Proverb

Lies that build are better than truths that destroy. ~ Senegalese Proverb

Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men. ~ Hasidic Proverb

The punishment of a liar is that he is never believed, even when he speaks the truth. ~ Hebrew Proverb

“They say” is often a great liar. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you want some lies to be believed wrap them up in truths. ~ Danish Proverbs

The liar will travel the world over, but chooses not to go back home. ~ Polish Proverbs

A lie has no author, nor a liar a conscience. ~ Indian Proverb

The liar’s mother is a virgin. ~ Arabian Proverb

An old man telling lies is like a rich man stealing. ~ Russian Proverb

Lying will get you a wife, but it won’t keep her. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

You can lock your door from a thief, but not from a damned liar. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

Hearsay is half lies. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Lies never pay the toll. ~ Croatian Proverb

To quote lies is also lying. ~ Turkish Proverb

There are such things as false truths and honest lies. ~ Gypsy Proverb

A liar’s house is on fire and no one believes him. ~ Turkish Proverbs

A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor. ~ Latin Proverbs

A miser and a liar bargain quickly. ~ Greek Proverbs

Lies are accepted once, not twice. ~ Islamic Proverb

Show me a liar, and I’ll show you a thief. ~ French Proverb

With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back. ~ Russian Proverb

Excuses are always mixed with lies. ~ Arabian Proverb

One never accuses without a little bit of lying. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who tells no lies will not grow up. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

A liar is worse than a thief. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who lies for you will lie about you. ~ Arabian Proverb

Great talker, great liar. ~ French Proverb

When a liar speaks the truth, he is sick. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Except for my father and my mother everybody lies. ~ Berber Proverb

Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Beware: some liars tell the truth. ~ Arabian Proverb

“Almost” and “about” prevent lying. ~ French Proverb

There are many lies but barely one truth. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

In the lake of lies there are many dead fish. ~ Russian Proverbs

Quotations about Lies & Liars

Favorite quote about lies

Those that think it permissible to tell a white lie soon grow color-blind. ~ Austin O’Malley

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. ~ Anatole France

Never argue with someone who believes their own lies. ~ Unknown

I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid. ~ John Gotti

There never was a liar that had not a spot in him where he could not help admiring truth. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

A lie never lives to be old. ~ Sophocles

If you live in bad faith, lies will appear to you like the truth. ~ Frank Herbert

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. ~ Edgar J. Mohn

Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

As the snow before the sun, even so is a polished lie before the naked truth. ~ William Scott Downey

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

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. ~ Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman

He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return. ~ Graham Greene

A lie is like a snow-ball; the longer it is rolled, the larger it is. ~ Martin Luther

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on. ~ Winston Churchill

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~ Croft M. Pentz

Never try to destroy someone else’s life with a lie when yours can be destroyed with the truth. ~ Author Unknown

By a lie, a man…annihilates his dignity as a man. ~ Immanuel Kant

The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. ~ Stephen King

It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest. ~ Norman Douglas

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. ~ Vladimir Lenin

A liar is full of oaths. ~ Pierre Corneille

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

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. ~ Mark Twain

When the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be their yet. ~ Cormac Mccarthy

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. ~ Mark Twain

It was easier to lie with a gesture than a word. ~ Samuel R. Delany

All my life I have lied. I lied to escape, I lied to be loved, I lied for placement and power; I lied to lie. It was a way of living; lies are life’s almost-anagram. ~ John Banville

If a lie is repeated often enough all the dumb jackasses in the world not only get to believe it, they even swear by it. ~ Billy Boy Franklin

There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves. ~ V. S. Naipaul

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable. ~ Finley Peter Dunne

I never lie … at least not to those I don’t love. ~ Anne Rice

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. ~ Jerome K. Jerome

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it. ~ Minna Antrim

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. ~ Eric Hoffer

The best lies are always at least partially true. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency. ~ Joseph Addison

There must be repressed truth even in lies. ~ Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Ask no questions and you’ll hear no lies. ~ James Joyce

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance. ~ Francis Bacon

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. ~ Homer Simpson

You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can’t escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you. ~ Tom Robbins

The essence of a lie is the intention to deceive. ~ M. Prideaux

Lies were like acid, corrosive: They could dissolve trust in a heartbeat. ~ Rob Thurman

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it. ~ Lyman Beecher

Most people will accept a likely lie to an unlikely truth. In fact, they prefer it. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

A lie stands on one leg, truth on two. ~ Mark Twain

A good memory is needed once we have lied. ~ Pierre Corneille

The lie that flatters I abhor the most. ~ William Cowper

Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true. ~ Elias Canetti

Some lies are easier to believe than the truth. ~ Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

I am a lie who always speaks the truth. ~ Jean Cocteau

And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in masquerade. ~ Lord Byron

A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth. ~ Aesop

A good man will not lie, although it be for his profit. ~ Cicero

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. ~ Mark Twain

Only a lie that wasn’t ashamed of itself could possibly succeed. ~ Isaac Asimov

When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. ~ Khaled Hosseini

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. ~ William Shenstone

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