Dishonesty Quotes

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Dishonesty Quotes

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.

Abu Bakr

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.

Albert Camus

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

Aleister Crowley

Lying is the greatest of all sins.

Alfred Nobel

The deception of others is almost always rooted in the deception of ourselves.

Bill W

For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.

Charles Simmons

Lying does exist in crazy forms.

Chris Pine

It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another.


Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

Clare Boothe Luce

There’s a degree of deception in silence.

Don Lemon

Falsehood is a perennial spring.

Edmund Burke

The worst kind of lying I’ve ever done is keeping things from people.

Elijah Wood

When being dishonest, people can still tell the truth. Be mindful of the treacherous that do not lie.

Eric Parslow

Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.


Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

People want to work with somebody who feels shame, who worries about the perceptions of others. Dishonesty is something we don’t like in others.

Frans De Waal

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.

George Bancroft

Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.

Hosea Ballou

Lying is the only art form that the public sanctions and instinctively prefers to reality.

Jean Cocteau

Falsehood is the jockey of misfortune.

Jean Giraudoux

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.

John Tillotson

There’s something different about looking someone in the eyes and doing something dishonest to doing it over the phone or screen.

Justin Welby

Saying what you believe others want to hear is, of course, a form of lying.

Karl Ove Knausgard

To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.


Being dishonest to himself is the biggest crime any human can make


Hatred of dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.

Luc De Clapiers

It is not only by dint of lying to others, but also of lying to ourselves, that we cease to notice that we are lying.

Marcel Proust

There are people who exaggerate so much that they can’t tell the truth without lying.

Mark Twain

Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.

Michel de Montaigne

A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.

Mikhail Bakunin

Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival technique.

Monica Raymund

Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.

Oscar Wilde

Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.


Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman’s quality.

Pierre Corneille

”They say” is often a great liar.


Deception may give us what we want for the present, but it will always take it away in the end.

Rachel Hawthorne

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Robert Southey

The thing about lying is, it is quite exhausting – you have to remember a lot.

Rupert Everett

Falsehood always endeavors to copy the mien and attitude of truth.

Samuel Johnson

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.


Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering.

Steven Soderbergh

Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do. Be who you are. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. It never works.

Summer Glau

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.

Susan Sontag

Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part of dupes.

Thomas Carlyle

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.

Thomas Paine

Lying can never save us from another lie.

Vaclav Havel

Lying is a sin destructive to society; for there is no trade where there is no trust, and there is no trust where there is no truth.

Wellins Calcott

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