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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.
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