Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a person of some sense to know how to lie well.
Dawn, n. The time when men of reason go to bed. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk, with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.;I believe it is beter to be free than to be a slave.;And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
In time of war the first casualty is truth.
Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth -- in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words -- in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.
It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth.' and so it goes away. Puzzling.
It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.
Liar: One who tells an unpleasant truth.
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the f
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
My way of joking is to tell the truth; it's the funniest joke in the world.
Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.
Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Self respect can not be hunted. It can not be purchased. It is not for sale. It can never be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
To get rich never risk your health;For it is the truth;that health is the wealth of wealth.
Truth is always the death of what it is the truth of.
Truth is beautiful;without doubt;but so are lies.
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
When in doubt, tell the truth.