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Top 10 Quotes About Liars

Written by: Editorial Staff

May 27, 2012
Filed Under Relationships 


quotes about liarsContributed by Info Guru Paul Seaburn

Pinocchio gets all the movies but, in an election year like this one, there’s no shortage of lairs telling lies.

We like liars when they’re telling us how good-looking we are, but not when they’re trying to sell us a used minivan. Everyone has an opinion about liars – not all of them true – and many quotes about liars are even better than their lies themselves. See for yourself.

10. Will Rogers

Will Rogers

The great humorist Will Rogers said this about liars: “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.”

9. Don Marquis

Don Marquis

American humorist and playwright Don Marquis said this about the sport of liars: “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.”

8. Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Humorist Mark Twain said this about the speed of a lie: “A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.”

7. Lord Byron

Lord Byron

British poet Lord Byron must have known some liars in his day: “And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in masquerade.”

6. Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

The great New York Yankees baseball catcher and manager Yogi Berra knew something about liars on the mound: “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

5. Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher stared down many a lying politician because she knew this truth: “There’s only two people in your life you should lie to … the police and your girlfriend.”

4. Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

The great cartoon philosopher Homer Simpson knew what he was talking about when he said, “I’ve seen honest faces before. They usually come attached to liars.”

3. Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had this to say about visionaries and liars: “The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.”

2. Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

Queen Victoria’s prime minister Benjamin Disraeli said this about lying and it’s still true today: “There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

1. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham “Honest Abe” Lincoln had many famous sayings about liars and lying; I like this one: “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”


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