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12 Lying Quotations

''Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.''
- Aristotle from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

''Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.''
- Samuel Butler

''Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.''
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

''A lie told often enough becomes the truth.''
- Lenin

''All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.''
- H. L. Mencken

''False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.''
- Plato Dialogues, Phaedo

''A liar should have a good memory.''
- Marcus Fabius Quintilianus De Institutione Oratoria

''Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.''
- Franklin D. Roosevelt radio address, October 26, 1939

''Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.''
- Sallust The War with Catiline

''"Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable."''
- Sophocles Creusa

''A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.''
- Mark Twain

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