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!
I responded in what I thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner, by saying,No.
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.
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.
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'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 wordsself 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.
And one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
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.