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The 60 Best Quotes About Lying

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Is there anything worse than a liar? We think not.

If you are dealing with someone who is lying to you or someone who is spreading lies about you, this list of quotations will should come in handy in calling them out.

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

It's All Lies Darling

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies. Dorothy Allison

Not telling the truth is the quickest way to turn yourself into a stranger. Mark W. Perrett

Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie. Unknown

Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The truth hurts, but lies are worse. Unknown

The worst kind of lie is the one you tell yourself. Unknown

Lies are like scars to the soul. They destroy you. Lana Winters

A lie never lives to be old. Sophocles

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O’Malley

By the time you swear you’re his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this —
One of you is lying. Dorothy Parker

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself as a liar. Mark Twain

The Most Terrific Liar

One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths. Al David

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite. Tennessee Williams

Some liars are so expert they deceive themselves. Austin O’Malley

I’ve learned that sometimes a smile represents the greatest form of deceit. Michael Gilbert

If a lie going to get me through,
I’d rather not know the truth.
If the truth going to make me cry,
I rather just live a lie. Samari Ferguson

It seemed there was no end at all to the lies a person could tell. Kim Edwards

The only thing more pathetic than your lies, is you. Unknown

Lies and secrets… They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind. Cassandra Clare

Just be honest with me or stay away from me. It’s not that difficult. Unknown

I think your mouth should be quiet because it never tells the truth. Unknown

Of all the bright cruel lies they tell you, the cruelest is the one called love. George R.R. Martin

Exquisite Lies Dave Eggers

Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up. Patti Callahan Henry

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Adlai Stevenson

Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it. Robert Brault

I’d rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite. Unknown

Liars are always ready to take oaths. Vittorio Alfieri

A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies. Alfred Tennyson

The worst part of being lied to is realizing that you actually believed. Unknown

Anything is better than lies and deceit! Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

It takes a lot of truths to get trust, but it takes one lie to loose it all. Unknown

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

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. Ambrose Bierce

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb

Eyes aren’t good liars. Shannon Wiersbitzky

Often the truth is in front of your face, but your eyes and heart are so full of lies that you can’t see it. Shannon L. Alder

Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

What I don’t understand is how a person can tell so many lies and never feel bad about it. Unknown

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

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie. Ann Landers

Great talker, great liar. French Proverb

It never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good. Sherrilyn Kenyon

If the words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation. Unknown

Do we really need a study on why people lie? They lie because it’s easy, and cowards are good at ‘easy.’ Donna Lynn Hope

It Was All A Lie

Big or small, lies are lies. Unknown

If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked. Arthur Schopenhauer

If you stop telling lies about me, I’ll stop telling the truth about you. Unknown

…lies can sound awfully pretty when a girl is in love with the person telling them. Gabrielle Zevin

Never argue with someone who believes their own lies. Unknown

I love listening to lies when I know the truth. Unknown

Because even if the lie is beautiful, the truth is what you face in the end. Lauren DeStefano

Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. Unknown

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