Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which
lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than
to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past.
If you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.
There are three kinds of lie: a small lie, a big lie and politics.
I never doped.
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
I swear they're real!
You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier.
Remark made to a student at a campaign event, Hampton, New Hampshire, February 9, 2020.
I responded in what I thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner, by saying,
Describing his Senate committee hearing testimony denying the NSA collects data on Americans on June 8, 2013.
But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual
relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false.
I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize the truth, either
in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself as well as for others.
History books which contain no lies are extremely dull.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their
concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth.
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to
the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant
we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.
Um, you guys said that we, um, did this for the show.
CNN interview about his parents' balloon hoax on October 15, 2009.
Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their
prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived
and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy
I once said cynically of a politician,
He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of
the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
He was the consummate politician. He didn't lie, neither did he tell the truth.
I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.
At her first press briefing, May 1, 2020.
I'm not that old.
I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot
of... I don't want to use the words
self sacrifice, but that's what it felt like. It was giving up
who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it ... the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate.
Named the 2013 Politifact Lie of the Year. From a News Conference on November 14, 2013.
There is one category of advertising which is totally uncontrolled and flagrantly
dishonest: the television commercials for candidates in Presidential elections.
Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
By the time you say you're his,
Shivering and sighing
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying -
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.
I don't pretend that I had not moments of trial and of temptation, but I do claim that never in
thought, word, or deed, have I been false to the trust which Irishmen have confided in me.
Charles Stewart Parnell
We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
The governor is hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Governor's spokesman regarding Sanford's disappearance on June 22, 2009.
One can't say that figures lie. But figures, as used in financial arguments, seem to have the bad habit of
expressing a small part of the truth forcibly, and neglecting the other part, as do some people we know.
O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if
they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
It was totally a coincidence!
He's not a war hero. ... He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured.
Criticizing John McCain, interview at Family Leadership Summit, Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015.
[I am] not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!
In a tweet, January 6, 2018.
I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there
a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?
Remarks at a White House Coronavirus Task Force news briefing, April 23, 2020.
One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear.
Referring to the coronavirus in remarks at an African American History Month reception at the White House, February 27, 2020.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it, but I couldn't find honest employment.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
I can't say with certitude.
When asked whether a lewd photograph was him on June 1, 2011.
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Wilson's shouted retort to Obama's address before a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.
I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.