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''They say'' is often a great liar.
~ Proverb

 

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A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
~ Anonymous

 

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

 

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A liar is full of oaths.
~ Pierre Corneille

 

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A lie can run around the world before the truth can get it's boots on.
~ James Watt

 

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A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
~ Mark Twain

 

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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.
~ C. E. Montague

 

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

 

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A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
~ Mark Twain

 

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All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
~ Paul Simon

 

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

 

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

 

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As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Burning lies led to my silent cries Keeping it inside I've got everything to hide. lustful desire, a burning fire You are the flame, You are to blame. Beautiful light deliver me from fright dreams full of lust. Or is the dream dreaming us? PHYSICAL PAIN don't call me insane. I don't want to be dead but all beautiful colors bleed to red
~ Anonymous

 

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

 

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Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
~ Anonymous

 

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Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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Don't lie if you don't have to.
~ Leo Szilard

 

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Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
~ Norman Mailer

 

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Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
~ I. F. Stone

 

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