75+ Famous Liar Quotes That Make You Rethink

Whether the information given is true or false, a lie is about intending to deceive or mislead. Lying is probably one of the most common wrong acts that we carry out. Thoughtful liar quotes will get you thinking.

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Liar Quotes

The liar’s punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. ― George Bernard Shaw

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. ― Abraham Lincoln

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. ― William Shenstone

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist, they’re honest about everything. ― Chuck Klosterman

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite! ― Tennessee Williams

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All liars … lie to protect themselves, to shield their egos from the raw pain of truth. ― Aminatta Forna

No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth. ― Sara Shepard

To a liar, the most dangerous individual is the person who catches lies but doesn’t say anything about it. Then the liar isn’t sure which lies are compromised. ― Jesse Ball

A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself. ― Daniel Wallace

Hate a liar more than I hate thief. A thief is only after my salary a liar is after my reality. ― Curtis Jackson

There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul. ― Jose N. Harris

The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. ― Stephen King

Corrupt men are always liars. Lies are their instruments, their pleasure, their solace. In time they come to believe their lies, or rather to half-believe them. ― Robert Payne

If you look up ‘charming’ in the dictionary, you’ll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians? ― Deb Caletti

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. ― Joseph B. Wirthlin

We all have defining moments. It is in these moments that we find our true characters. We become heroes or cowards; truth tellers or liars; we go forward or we go backward. ― Robert Kiyosaki

I’ve studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that’s one of the reasons they’re so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It’s a dead issue. It’s like they’re color-blind to the truth. So, anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality. ― Jane Velez-Mitchell

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. ― Aesop

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

Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived. ― Sissela Bok

I am what I am and I’m a horrible liar. I can’t do it. I’m just very candid. ― Pamela Anderson

A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying. ― Jesse Ventura

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. ― Charles Peguy

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. ― Mark Twain

Once a man gets a reputation as a liar, he might as well be struck dumb, for people do not listen to the wind. ― Robert A. Heinlein

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. ― Austin O’Malley

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen. ― Maimonides

People who don’t see their own nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools. ― Bodhidharma

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. ― Ambrose Bierce

I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. ― Cindy Sheehan

But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead. ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest. ― NeNe Leakes

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. ― Adolf Hitler

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. ― Jerome K. Jerome

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. ― Hannah Arendt

A liar is a liar and lives on the lies he tells and dies in a life of lies. ― Carl Sandburg

A liar is always lavish of oaths. ― Pierre Corneille

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Lying is done with words, and also with silence. ― Adrienne Rich

When you’re a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you’re smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything. ― Samuel Witwer

A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it. ― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues. ― Maya Angelou

Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar, a deceiver! ― Leo Tolstoy

Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. ― Albert Camus

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. ― George Ball

A good liar must remember his lies.

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. ― Aristotle

You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste. ― Michael Bassey Johnson

Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world. ― Epictetus

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name. ― A. A. Milne

Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.

‘Pathological liar’ is absolutely the toughest individual to deal with as a psychiatrist. Because you can’t take anything, they say at face value. And you can’t, you know, fill in their personality. You don’t know what’s real and what’s not. ― Dale Archer

The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places. ― Bryant H. McGill

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. ― Lewis Hine

If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field. ― Michel de Montaigne

Liars are always ready to take oaths. ― Vittorio Alfieri

No one is such a liar as the indignant man. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time. ― Thomas Jefferson

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. ― Rudyard Kipling

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words. ― John Ruskin

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves. ― Daniel Webster

A lie is enough to prove you are a liar. Lies help people to forget about the things you have done in the past and remain constant for whole future as doubt. ― Nishan Panwar

All men are born truthful and die liars. ― Vauvenargues

Tell a lie once and all your truth become questionable.

Never lie to someone who trust you. Never trust someone who lies to you.

Liars are always most disposed to swear. ― Vittorio Alfieri

If only these walls could talk…the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone’s a liar. ― Gregg Olsen

Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake. ― Suzy Kassem

I don’t debate with liars. ― Evo Morales

The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor. ― Margaret Mitchell

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie. ― Michel de Montaigne

I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery. ― Mark Lawrence

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.

Denial can be beautiful. But only when you’re a fantastic liar. ― Kim Holden

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