I don’t like your lies.

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I’m sorry if you don’t like my honesty, but to be fair, I don’t like your lies.

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

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“Lies require commitment.

Veronica Roth, Divergent

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

Adolf Hitler

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

Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

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

Andr_ Malraux

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society._

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


“He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.

Thomas Jefferson

“There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

Finley Peter Dunne

“Lying increases the creative faculties expand the ego lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that — being what it is — it falls so short of in fact and indeed.

Clare Boothe Luce

“I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.


“With lies, you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.

Russian Proverb

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold._


“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

“We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.

Tad Williams

“When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, 2003

“A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.

Baltasar Gracian

“A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbor.

Jonathan Swift

“By a lie, a man…annihilates his dignity as a man.

Immanuel Kant

“We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Eric Hoffer

“He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.

Thomas Jefferson

“A successful lie cannot be brought into this world and capriciously abandoned; like any committed relationship, it must be maintained, and with far more devotion than the truth, which carries on being carelessly true without any help.

Lionel Shriver

“People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.

Malcolm Muggeridge

“A lie never lives to be old.

Sophocles quotes

“The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

“Because everybody lies. It’s part of living in society. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s necessary. The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails. Can you imagine the conversations? You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know. But you smell bad. It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time. People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid.

Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

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