Lying Sayings and Quotes

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


Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.

Patricia Briggs

Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone.

Elizabeth Bowen

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.     

Josh Billings

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Liars are always most disposed to swear

Vittorio Alfieri

Sometimes you can learn things from the way a person denies something. The choice of lies can be almost as helpful as the truth.

Laurell K. Hamilton

The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Truth is treason in the empire of lies.     

Ron Paul

Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.

Elias Canetti

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The great mass of people will more easily fall victems to a big lie than to a small one.

Adolph Hitler

They all lie, from the top man down to the bottom. If their lips are moving, a lie is unfolding.     

William Rivers Pitt

A man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should be known.

Samuel Johnson

Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics     

James B. and Hannah Yoseph

It is a problem for me that I am part of a profession that is systematically lying to people.     

Dr Mark Donohoe

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it     

Lyman Beecher

Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.

Criss Jami

The closer to the truth, the better the lie, and the truth itself, when it can be used, is the best lie.

Isaac Asimov

No one believes a liar. Even when she's telling the truth.     

Sara Shepard

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.     

H. L. Mencken

Understand that the tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes--never!     

Mikhail Bulgakov

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

Rudyard Kipling

It was easier to lie with a gesture than a word.

Smauel R. Delany

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

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

Alfred Tennyson

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.     

Alfred Adler

A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide.

Chinese Proverb

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

Mark Twain

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

The most mischievous liars are those who keep on the verge of truth.     

Eliza Cook