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Nothing gives such a blow to friendship as detecting another in an untruth.-It strikes at the root of our confidence ever after.

O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath; a goodly apple rotten at the heart!

Round dealing is the honor of man's nature; and a mixture of falsehood is like alloy in gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.

Round numbers are always false.

Some men relate what they think, as what they know; some men of confused memories, and habitual inaccuracy, ascribe to one man what belongs to another; and some talk on without thought or care. A few men are sufficient to broach falsehoods, which are afterwards innocently diffused by successive relaters.

The gain of lying is nothing else but not to be trusted of any, nor to be believed when we say the truth.

The lie of fear is the refuge of cowardice, and the lie of fraud the device of the cheat. - The inequalities of men and the lust of acquisition are a constant premium on lying.

The telling of a falsehood is like the cut of a sabre; for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.

There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul.

This above all: to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man.


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