Dishonesty Quotes

With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back.

Russian proverb

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain

When truth is divided, errors multiply

Eli Siegel

Who lies for you will lie against you.

Bosnian Proverb

The truth needs so little rehearsal.

Barbara Kingsolver

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


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

Parslow, Eric

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

Oscar Wilde

Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.

Leviticus 19:35

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.


If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it.


When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.

Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman

A little candor never leaves me. It is what protects me.

Antonio Porchia

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook.

Groucho Marx

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable.

Leo Burnett

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.

Norodom Sihanouk

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.

Horace Mann

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.

G. C. Lichtenberg

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

Benjamin Franklin

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse

Alan Greenspan

It is not true that men can be divided into absolutely honest persons and absolutely dishonest ones. Our honesty varies with the strain put on it.

George Bernard Shaw

Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.

Samuel Johnson

The gains of the wicked bring short-lived pleasure, but afterwards long-continued grief.

Antiphanes of Macedonia

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Updated On : January 02, 2011
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