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.

Truth exists; only lies are invented. Georges Braque
Surely to tell these tall tales and others like them would be to speed the myth, the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect. Zadie Smith
In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. Graham Greene
Can we devise one of those lies—the kind which crop up as the occasion demands, which we were talking about not so long ago—so that with a single noble lie we can indoctrinate the rulers themselves, preferably, but at least the rest of the community? Plato
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. William James
The Social Contract is nothing more or less than a vast conspiracy of human beings to lie to and humbug themselves and one another for the general Good. Lies are the mortar that bind the savage individual man into the social masonry. H.G. Wells
Died some, pro patria, / non ‘dulce’ non ‘et decor’… / walked eye-deep in hell / believing in old men's lies, the unbelieving / came home, home to a lie Ezra Pound
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. Ludwig van Beethoven
From all that terror teaches, / From lies of tongue and pen, / From all the easy speeches / That comfort cruel men, / From sale and profanation / Of honour and the sword, / From sleep and from damnation, / Deliver us, good Lord! G.K. Chesterton
If I ever said in grief or pride. I tired of honest things. I lied. Edna Saint Vincent Millay
You cannot weave truth on a loom of lies. Suzette Haden Elgin
So often the truth is told with hate, and lies are told with love. Rita Mae Brown
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies. Thomas Jefferson
Never believe anything a writer tells you about himself. A man comes to believe in the end the lies he tells himself about himself. George Bernard Shaw
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a dear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. Hannah Arendt
Hurt me with the truth. Don’t comfort me with a lie. Rihanna
From long journeys long lies. Spanish Proverb
If lies are to find credence, they must be patched with truth. Danish Proverb
Lies and gossip have a wretched offspring. Danish Proverb
Lies and Latin go round the world. Danish Proverb
Lies have short legs and are soon overtaken. Spanish Proverb
Lies have short wings. German Proverb
Lies melt the snow. German Proverb
Lies that build are better than truths that destroy. West African Proverb
Rabbits and lies easily multiply. Spanish Proverb
No man understands dishonesty better than the abbot who has been a monk. French Proverb
Honesty brings success, dishonesty defeats itself. Chinese Proverb
But liars we can never trust, / Even when they say what is true. / And he who does one fault at first / And lies to hide it, makes it two. Isaac Watts
Sometimes I lie. / I'm a good storyteller, though I know not why / We live to tell our stories, and we tell them through fake eyes Maria Anderson
This is not lying. This is creative reasoning. Wayne Malloy