Not Telling A Lie Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 70 Quotes About Not Telling A Lie

#1. A lie does not become truth just because ten people are telling it. - Author: Nadeem Aslam
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#2. I think I have gone through my entire public career never telling a lie. I have made mistakes but I never knowingly lied. - Author: Ken Livingstone
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#3. Telling a lie is called wrong. Telling the truth is called right. Except when telling the truth is called bad manners and telling a lie is called polite. - Author: Judith Viorst
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#4. If there was twenty ways of telling the truth and only one way of telling a lie, the Government would find it out. It's in the nature of governments to tell lies. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#5. Like one
Who having into truth, by telling of it,
Made such a sinner of his memory,
To credit his own lie. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#6. Point is, people lie a lot. Sometimes out of habit. Not many people are good at telling the truth. - Author: Jonathan Maberry
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#7. Next minute you'll be telling me there's nothing wrong,' he said softly. 'One of the all time favourite lies women employ when they're hiding huge grievances. - Author: Lindsay Armstrong
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#8. What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this
two things: I crave truth. And I lie. - Author: Tana French
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#9. It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for. - Author: David Shore
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#10. It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth. - Author: Ally Carter
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#11. Once a lie is told, you have to keep on telling it. You not only have to repeat it time and time again, you have to embellish it, layer upon layer until you don't even remember the truth. - Author: Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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#12. The craft of the novelist does lie first of all in story-telling. - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#13. Now, I know from experience that the trouble with one lie is that it usually takes more lies to cover it up. And if you don't watch out, you wind up telling lies to cover up the lies that are covering up the original lie. - Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
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#14. I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth. - Author: Eric Carr
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#15. [On Richard M. Nixon:] Americans began with a president who couldn't tell a lie and now they have one who can't tell the truth. - Author: Benazir Bhutto
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#16. telling a Lie meant no less than totally altering the universe. This - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#17. When it comes to memoir, we want to catch the author in a lie. When we read fiction, we want to catch the author telling the truth. - Author: Tayari Jones
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#18. I don't know about you, but I lie awake nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I know these people. I grew up there. You have no idea what they're capable of doing. If Sidney Crosby hadn't scored that goal to win the Olympic gold medal, there's no telling what might have ensued. - Author: Charles Krauthammer
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#19. While the truth is putting on its shoes, the lie becomes a champion of a long-distance running. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#20. Defend the truth with all you might so that the people of the future do not learn a lie. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#21. It meant nothing. Some people are like that: everything comes out like a lie. Not that they're brilliant liars, just that they're useless at telling the truth. You get left with no way to tell what's the real fake and what's the fake one. - Author: Tana French
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#22. Not telling everything you know is not the same as telling a lie. - Author: Glenda Bailey-Mershon
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#23. Telling ourselves that fiction is in a sense true and at the same time not true is essential to the art of fiction. It's been at the heart of fiction from the start. Fiction offers both truth, and we know it's a flat-out lie. Sometimes it drives a novelist mad. Sometimes it energizes us. - Author: Joanna Scott
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#24. So telling a lie becomes a sin if you tell it to take advantage of a person, but if you tell a lie to do a good thing for him that is not a sin. Even God tells lies very often; you can see this throughout history. - Author: Sun Myung Moon
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#25. There are times when telling lies are not a bad thing. It can be a compassionate thing. But to make it benign, you have to be aware of your compassionate reasons for telling that lie. - Author: Richard Gere
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#26. What is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth? - Author: Robert Redford
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#27. First and foremost, telling historical stories is very tricky because it is something that is known. It is not like you can tell a lie or change something that is written in black and white. - Author: Anthony Hemingway
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#28. Besides, is it really a lie when the person you're telling it to knows you aren't being truthful in the first place? - Author: Paige Shelton
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#29. The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#30. We enjoy telling ourselves that we will soon be gods, masters of the planet, manipulating the genes of living creatures and rebuilding the world at a nano-level as we lie back in our hammocks, attended by our robot servants. I don't believe a word of it, and I'm not sure many of us do. - Author: Paul Kingsnorth
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#31. If she is given full immunity ... in order to verify that she's telling the truth, which I'm sure she is, I would be happy to submit her to a polygraph examination. Lie detector's not a good word because they can't detect lies. - Author: William H. Ginsburg
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#32. All of us can lie but it is not a must that we should lie. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#33. It was a lie but he believed in telling lies to people. Truth telling and medicine just didn't go together except in dire emergencies, if then. - Author: Mario Puzo
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#34. Clovis believed that if a lie was worth telling it was worth telling well. - Author: Saki
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#35. I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences, you are to tell the truth. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#36. And even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as honest man can be tortured into telling a lie. - Author: William Faulkner
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#37. Do we really need a study on why people lie? They lie because it's easy, and cowards are good at "easy." Telling the truth takes moxie, and few have it. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#38. Playing the guitar is like telling the truth - you never have to worry about repeating the same [lie] if you told the truth. You don't have to pretend, or cover up. If someone asks you again, you don't have to think about it or worry about it because there it is. It's you. - Author: B.B. King
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#39. Two lusts breed in the soul of man: the lust for aggresion, and the lust for telling lies. If one will not allow himself to wrong others, he will wrong himself. If he doesn't come across anyone to lie to, he will lie to himself in his own thoughts. - Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
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#40. Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#41. Repeat a lie a hundred times and it becomes an ideal. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#42. Becky!" I had to laugh. "You're worse than me! It's no wonder he's such an egomaniac."
"What? You're telling me you can say no to that face?"
I wanted to say yes, but it would have been a lie and we all knew it. - Author: Kelly Oram
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#43. When people lie to me they're telling me I'm not worth the truth. - Author: Lauren Dane
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#44. Thus, all sane moralists admit that one may sometimes tell a lie; but no sane moralist would approve of telling a little boy to practise telling lies, in case he might one day have to tell a justifiable one. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#45. If someone tells you a lie, they're not telling you the truth, but they are telling you something. It just takes longer to figure out what. - Author: Margot Livesey
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#46. The only way I could get you to say you love me was by telling you to lie to me." He speaks through the bullet hole I shot through his heart. "There's nothing left. I can't pull on your heartstrings when they're no longer attached to anything. - Author: E.K. Blair
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#47. Do you thinking not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?
Robert Redford from the 1975 movie Three Days of the Condor - Author: James Grady
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#48. Truth will keep on telling the truth
Lies will lie to be more uncouth
No more rainbow after the storm
Nowhere to escape leaving the norm - Author: Munia Khan
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#49. Anyone who tells you they know the future is telling you the most grotesque lie, because none of us do, - Author: Tim Waterstone
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#50. Whatever we had is over. It died the minute I walked downstairs and realized the world I'd always known was a lie.- Blaire Wynn - Author: Abbi Glines
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#51. Only once can I say "I'm dying" without telling a lie. The best day of my life may already be behind me. - Author: Edouard Leve
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#52. Writing isn't easy. Writing means telling the truth when I want to lie. - Author: Sherry McCaulley Palmer
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#53. The elegant Lord Shaftesbury somewhere objects to telling too much truth: by which it may be fairly inferred, that, in some cases, to lie is not only excusable but commendable. And - Author: Henry Fielding
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#54. When one feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, he will not do. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#55. You can't be reluctant to give up your lie and still tell the truth. - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#56. If you think somebody is telling a big lie about you, the only way to answer is with the whole truth. - Author: Harry S. Truman
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#57. Journalists are notoriously easy to kid. All you have to do is speak to a journalist in a very serious tone of voice, and he will be certain that you are either telling the truth or a big, important lie. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#58. If you have something to say and say nothing, you are really telling a lie. - Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
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#59. If you want your lie to be believed then you need to speak thousand truths before you lie. - Author: Amit Kalantri
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#60. Worse than telling a lie is spending the rest of your life staying true to a lie. - Author: Robert Breault
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#61. That's what you get for telling the truth. Someone calls you a liar. Most people will accept a likely lie to an unlikely truth. In fact, they prefer it. - Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
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#62. Don't thank me for telling the truth when it would have been mercy to lie to you. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#63. Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it. - Author: Tom Waits
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#64. If there is the truth to be told to the young, is the truth of not to lie. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#65. She wanted to have him hold her and tell her all the demons were pretend, that there was no monster in her closet, that everything would be okay. But that was a lie. The demon was in her head, telling her she was too fat. She had to get the demon out. But she couldn't do it by herself. - Author: Jackie Morse Kessler
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#66. Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an act and he told the audience, This is my act. Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week. - Author: Lenny Bruce
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#67. People kept on calling. At first Armando told them that Jeff was in the bathroom. Then, when people started telling him that Jeff was in the bathroom a lot, he started telling them that Jeff had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. - Author: Mark Wilkins
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#68. I pull her closer toward me, telling myself I'm only doing it to steady her. It's a lie. I want her heat, her smell, the feel of her body pressed against mine. - Author: N.E. Henderson
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#69. Sometimes you have to lie to tell the truth. - Author: Robert J. Flaherty
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#70. It was a beautiful lie that they had all been telling themselves - that you could have magic without monsters. - Author: Anne Ursu
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