35 Quotes About Lies and Deceit


There is a lot of psychology that surrounds the art of deception. Being an honest liar provides us with the opportunity to change. Here is a look at some of the most notable quotes about lies and deceit that are encouraging.

“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses.”

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”

“Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.”

“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.”

“Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals.”

“Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.”

“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

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

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

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

“Love binds, and it binds forever. Good binds while evil unravels. Separation is another word for evil; it is also another word for deceit.”

“Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. ”

“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”

“Mirrors are perpetually deceitful. They lie and steal your true self. They reveal only what your mind believes it sees.”

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”

“Over time, hidden truths morph in the dark soil of deceit into something much worse.”

“Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn’t there, and finding it.”

“The best lies about me are the ones I told.”

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

“There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. ”

“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.”

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”

“When your lover is a liar, you and he have a lot in common, you’re both lying to you!”

“You must remember, my dear lady, the most important rule of any successful illusion: First, the people must want to believe in it.”

“Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.”

Being a compulsive liar is no joke. There are healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with this type of person. Do not assume that these types of individuals are always telling you the truth.

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