Lies Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lies quotes, lies sayings, and lies proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A lie has always a certain amount of weight with those who wish to believe it. E.W. Rice
Lie: A fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second nature in a married woman. Helen Rowland
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster
The only form of lying that is absolutely beyond reproach is Iying for its own sake. Oscar Wilde
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right. Charles Caleb Colton
He who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. Michel de Montaigne
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. Jean de la Fontaine
Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! William Shakespeare
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Joseph Butler
Though leaves are many, the root is one; / Through all the lying days of my youth / I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; / Now I may wither into the truth. William Butler Yeats
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. Albert Camus
Deception is not as creative as truth. We do best in life if we look at it with clear eyes, and I think that applies to coming up to death as well. Cicely Saunders
I count false words the foulest plague of all. Aeschylus
To lie a little is not possible; whoever lies, lies a whole lie. Victor Hugo
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. Friedrich Nietzsche
It reminds me of the small boy who jumbled his biblical quotations and said: A lie is an abomination unto the Lord, and a very present help in trouble.' Adlai Stevenson
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake. Margot Asquith
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, / It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes; / Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, / Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, / Attempted to Believe Matilda: / The effort very nearly killed her. Hilaire Belloc
Telling lies is a bit like tiling bathrooms—if you don’t know how to do it properly, it’s best not to try. Tom Holt
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. Saki
O what a tangled web we weave, / When first we practise to deceive! Walter Scott
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole France
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli
Whoever would lie usefully should lie seldom. Lord Hervey
The retort courteous…the quip modest…the reply churlish…the reproof valiant…the countercheck quarrelsome…the lie circumstantial…the lie direct. William Shakespeare
If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, ‘a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.’ C.H. Spurgeon
The cruellest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
Great is the power of steady misrepresentation. Charles Darwin
A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths. Alexander Pushkin