33 Quotes About Dishonesty


Some people may find it justifiable to be dishonest as they considered it to be a means to an end. These quotes about dishonesty are the perfect examples to the type of character it takes to lie and deceive.

“A Falsehood is, in one sense, a dead thing; but too often it moves about, galvanized by self-will, and pushes the living out of their seats.”

“A rational man never distorts or corrupts his own standards and judgment in order to appeal to the irrationality, stupidity, or dishonesty of others.”

“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

“Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. ”

“Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply.”

“Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.”

“Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes.”

“Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish.”

“Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.”

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

“Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.”

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

“I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“It is not only by dint of lying to others, but also of lying to ourselves, that we cease to notice that we are lying.”

“It is often the case that a man who can’t tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.”

“Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do. Be who you are. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. It never works.”

“Lying can never save us from another lie.”

“Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.”

“Lying is the only art form that the public sanctions and instinctively prefers to reality.”

“MOST LIES succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.”

“People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.”

“People want to work with somebody who feels shame, who worries about the perceptions of others. Dishonesty is something we don’t like in others.”

“The great twin political problems of the age are the brutality of the right, and the dishonesty of the left.”

“The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.”

“The thing about lying is, it is quite exhausting – you have to remember a lot.”

“The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.”

“Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.”

“Truth exists; only lies are invented.”

“We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others.”

“We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.”

“When being dishonest, people can still tell the truth. Be mindful of the treacherous that do not lie.”

Understanding the truth about dishonesty and the behavior behind it is just one way to understand the influence and harm it can create.