It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know for a fact that you would lie if you were in his place. H.L. Mencken
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. Thomas Carlyle
A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverb
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. Charles Edward Montague
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O'Malley
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. Aristotle
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert
With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back. Russian proverb
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. Edgar J. Mohn
When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. Bill Copeland
Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it. Mark Twain
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. Unknown
I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid. John Gotti
Truth fears no questions. Unknown
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. Thomas Sowell
I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Samuel Butler
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it. Unknown
The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright
Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. James Cardinal Gibbons
Respect for the truth is an acquired taste. Mark Van Doren
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain
Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological. Robert Brault
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J. Needham
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal. Arthur Dobrin
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. Unknown
When truth is divided, errors multiply. Eli Siegel
Honesty pays, but it don't seem to pay enough to suit some people. Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. Slovenian Proverb
Always tell the truth. Even if you have to make it up. Unknown
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Adlai Stevenson
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault
The truth needs so little rehearsal. Barbara Kingsolver
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. Lin Yutang
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. Saki
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
Someday a computer will give a wrong answer to spare someone's feelings, and man will have invented artificial intelligence. Robert Brault
It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome
It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. Homer Simpson
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Never insult anyone by accident.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.
When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere.
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to this idea.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
We feel free when we escape—even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.”
Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations -- past and present -- are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.
Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Since we were already on the subject.
Our favorite Lombardi quote however, remains unchanged.
So useful under so many sets of circumstances.
Particularly if one happens to be raising children.