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LYING
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[ Also see Artifice Calumny Credulity Deceit Dishonesty Equivocation Falsehood Faults Fraud Hypocrisy Liars Lies Malice Mischief Oaths Pretension Scandal Slander Swearing Treachery Treason ]

No villainy or flagitious action was ever yet committed but, upon a due inquiry into the cause of it, it will be found that a lie was first or last the principal engine to effect it.
      - Bishop Robert South

Lying's a certain mark of cowardice.
      - Thomas Southerne (Southern)

I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest.
      - Larry Speakes

There is no lie that a man will not believe; and there is no man who does not believe many lies; and there is no man who believes only lies.
      - John Sterling

I mean you lie--under a mistake.
      - Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation
         (dialogue I)

Don't lie if you don't have to.
      - Leo Szilard

That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies;
  That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright--
    But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Grandmother
         (st. 8)

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
      - Margaret Thatcher

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
      - James Thurber

Lies can destroy, but not create.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairness that afflict the peoples--that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        My First Lie

An experienced, industrious, ambitious, and quite often picturesque liar.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        My Military Campaign

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

And he that does one fault at first,
  And lies to hide it, makes it two.
      - Isaac Watts, Song XV

I give him joy that's awkward at a lie.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night VIII, l. 361)


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