People lie every day. Even if they don’t want to. Even if they don’t try to.
People lie to friends, family and sometimes even themselves. Is it habit? Is it because of hurting another persons feelings? Is it laziness?
The answer is different for each individual but here’s one thing that’s for sure — lying is usually never the best option.
Here are 18 quotes about lying that prove it’s usually never a good idea.
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” ― George Carlin
“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” ― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ― Benjamin Disraeli
“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” ― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” ― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte
“The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.” — Terry Pratchett
“Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.” ― Barbara Bush
“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” — Jimi Hendrix
“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” — Sir Walter Scott
“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” — Bo Bennett
“I try to lie as much as I can when I’m interviewed. It’s reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they’ll print the truth.” River Phoenix
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” — Winston Churchill
“You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can’t escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you.” — Tom Robbins
“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.” – Logan Pearsall Smith