I can tell you, from experience, that whoever said Children and fools cannot lie was one or the other himself. There's only one way to guarantee that your children are telling the truth: limit your questions to the names of their schools.
We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
No one knows anything about economics. It's the great lie of the economists. By contrast in football people might have contrasting opinions, each of which has some validity. But the economists always speak in conditionals - what a mess.
Vicente del Bosque
A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
To live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.
Emile M. Cioran
Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life... Indeed, many physicians were willing to lie to get patients what they needed from insurance companies that were trying to hold down costs.
You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.
I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.
You're through. Finished. Burned out. Used up. You've been replaced. . . forgotten. That's a lie!
Charles R. Swindoll
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.