Great Throughts Treasury

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Samuel Butler

It is the unconscious liar that is the greatest liar.

Character |

David Mallet, also David Malloch

The biggest liar in the world is They Say.

Character | World |

Hugh Latimer

How necessary it is for a liar to have a good memory.

Character | Good | Memory |

Josiah Royce

A liar is a man who willfully misplaces his ontological predicates.

Character | Man |

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar must needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.

Respect | Trust | Wisdom | Respect |

Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

Wisdom |

William Shenstone

A liar with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

Ends | Falsehood | Truth | Wisdom |

Jules de Goncourt, fully Jules Huot de Goncourt

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite! There are only two great currents in the history of mankind: the baseness which makes conservatives and the envy which makes revolutionaries.

Baseness | Envy | History | Mankind |

William Shenstone

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

Ends | Falsehood | Truth |

Aesop NULL

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Truth | Will |

Albert Camus

Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into a liar than into a person telling the truth. Truth, like light, is blinding. Falsehood, on the other hand, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

Falsehood | Light | Object | Truth |

Hannah Arendt

The loss of certainty of truth has ended in a new, entirely unprecedented zeal for truthfulness - as though man could afford to be a liar only so long as he was certain of the unchallengable existence of truth and objective reality, which surely would survive and defeat all his lies.

Defeat | Existence | Man | Reality | Truth | Zeal | Loss |

Hilaire Belloc, fully Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc

The worst sort of hypocrite and liar is the man who lies to himself in order to feel at ease.

Man | Order |

Latin Proverbs

A liar better have a good memory.

Better | Good | Memory |

Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The heart never grows better by age, I fear rather worse; always harder. A young liar will be an old one; and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Age | Better | Fear | Heart | Will | Old |

Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully NULL

A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.

Truth |