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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

 

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Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
~ Aleister Crowley

 

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Good lies need a leavening of truth to make them palatable.
~ William Mcilvanney

 

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Great talker, great liar.
~ French Proverb

 

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Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.
~ Ceslaw Milosz

 

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

 

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He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

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

 

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I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.
~ Homer

 

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I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.
~ Mark Twain

 

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I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
~ Voltaire

 

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I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest.
~ Larry Speakes

 

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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

 

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If one cannot invent a really convincing lie, it is often better to stick to the truth.
~ Angela Thirkell

 

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If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
~ A. A. Milne

 

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If you do not wish to be lied to, do not ask questions. If there were no questions, there would be no lies.
~ B. Traven

 

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