When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies.
– William Shakespeare, Sonnet 138
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
– Adrienne Rich
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
– William Blake
A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.
– Tim O’Brien
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
– Hunter S. Thompson
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
– Winston Churchill
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune,
must be in want of a wife.
– Jane Austen
People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.
– Otto von Bismarck
Lies that build are better than truths that destroy.
– Senegalese Proverb
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
We need falsifications to make the past inhabitable.
– Frans Kellendonk
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
– Vladimir Lenin
While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.
– Lewis Hine
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
– Oscar Wilde
All people know the same truth; our lives consist of how we choose to distort them.
– Woody Allen
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
– Ludwig van Beethoven