45 Quotes About Lies of Omission


There are many ways to tell if an individual is telling the truth or not. These quotes about lies of omission are just one example of the extent some people will go to create a scenario.

“A concealed truth, that’s all a lie is. Either by omission or commission we never do more than obscure. The truth stays in the undergrowth, waiting to be discovered.”

“A good memory is needed once we have lied.”

“A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission.”

“A small lie, if it actually is a lie, condemns a man as much as a big and black falsehood. If a man will deliberately cheat to the amount of a single cent, give him opportunity and he would cheat to any amount.”

“Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.”

“Analyze and correct your past mistakes before they paralyze your future! An undiscovered error will always crave for repetition. Kick out errors; enjoy a bright future!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬”

“Both glory and dominion last forever but glory is for God and dominion is for mankind.”

“Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything.”

“Every person in the world is by nature a slave to sin. The world, by nature, is held in sin’s grip. What a shock to our complacency- that everything of us by nature belongs to sin.”

“Everything she sang was true. I will leave it to you as to whether the truth can exist with details omitted, or if those lacks make a lie of it.”

“I am well aware that the path of the biographer is beset with pitfalls, and that, for him, suppressio veri is almost necessarily suggestio falsi – the least omission may distort the whole picture.”

“I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.”

“In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world, anyone is going to make certain mistakes.”

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”

“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”

“Lying is a delightful thing for it leads to the truth.”

“Lying is a sin destructive to society; for there is no trade where there is no trust, and there is no trust where there is no truth.”

“Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.”

“Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.”

“Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.”

“Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”

“Often what people don’t say or leave out, tells the real story.”

“Omission is a sin only if, in the process of deceiving, you forget the truth. Lying is a sin only if, in the process, the lie becomes the only truth.”

“Omission to do what is necessary Seals a commission to a blank of danger; And danger, like an ague, subtly taints Even then when we sit idly in the sun.”

“Omissions are not accidents.”

“Our lies reveal as much about us as our truths.”

“Pardon, we beseech Thee, all our offences of omission and commission; and grant that in all our thoughts, words, and actions, we may conform to Thy known will manifested in our consciences, and in the revelations of Jesus Christ our Saviour.”

“Sins of ignorance or infirmity are to be admonished in a different way than intentional sins of malice of intention.”

“The best lies are always at least partially true.”

“The chief problem in historical honesty is not outright lying. It is omission or de-emphasis of important data. The definition of ‘important’, of course, depends on one’s values.”

“The last rule was to make enumerations so complete, and reviews so comprehensive, that I should be certain of omitting nothing.”

“The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.”

“The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not.”

“There are sins of omission and sins of commission, my friend. I’ve dealt with mine and I’ve forgiven myself… you should do the same.”

“There are worse things than a lie… I have found… that it may be well to choose one sin in order that another may be shunned.”

“There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious.”

“There is seven-eights of it under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg.”

“Those that think it permissible to tell a white lie soon grow color-blind.”

“Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.”

“Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday’s omissions and regrets.”

“Truth travels slowly and gets weaker as it goes. Suitable lies are strong and run faster.”

“When a liar became too skilled at deception, he could lose the ability to discern truth, and could himself be more easily deceived.”

“When the tongue lies, the eyes tell the truth.”

“You have to be down here in the States to realize just how tightly controlled the corporate media is and how much they practice Soviet-style censorship through creative omission.”

There are different types of lies people do. Having an understanding to each one will help you better identify when someone is lying.