Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
There are three kinds of lie: a small lie, a big lie and politics.
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers, don't let their appearances fool you.
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.
Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
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.
O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
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.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself; and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.