Liar Sayings and Quotes

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

The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.     

George Bernard Shaw

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.     

Chuck Klosterman

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

Sara Shepard

A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.     

Daniel Wallace

There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.     

Jose N. Harris

If you look up 'charming' in the dictionary, you'll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians?     

Deb Caletti

I've studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that's one of the reasons they're so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It's a dead issue. It's like they're color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality.     

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.     

Sissela Bok

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.     

Charles Peguy

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.     

Austin O'Malley

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.     

Ambrose Bierce

But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.     

Jerome K. Jerome

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.     

Abraham Lincoln

Lying is done with words, and also with silence.     

Adrienne Rich

A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.     

Albert Camus

A good liar must remember his lies.     


Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.     


Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.     


While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.     

Lewis Hine

Liars are always ready to take oaths.     

Vittorio Alfieri

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

Rudyard Kipling

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.     

John Ruskin

A lie is enough to prove you are a liar. Lies help people to forget about the things you have done in the past and remain constant for whole future as doubt.     

Nishan Panwar

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.     

Stephen King

All men are born truthful and die liars.     


Liars are always most disposed to swear.     

Vittorio Alfieri

I don't debate with liars.     

Evo Morales

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.     

Michel de Montaigne