‘They say so’ is half a LIE.
A false modesty is the refinement of vanity. It is a LIE.
Jean De La Bruyère
A fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of sense
to know how to tell a LIE.
A harmful truth is better than a useful LIE.
A LIE can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
A LIE which is half a truth is the blackest of LIEs.
A mixture of a LIE doth ever add pleasure.
A poem records emotions and moods that LIE beyond
normal language, that can only be patched together
and hinted at metaphorically.
An Ambassador is a man of virtue sent to LIE abroad for
his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who
LIEs at home for himself.
Sir Henry Wotton
An ambassador is an honest man sent to LIE abroad for
the good of his country.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a LIE, for an
excuse is a LIE garded.
And custom LIE upon thee with a weight,
Heavy as frost, and deep almost as life!
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some
sense to know how to LIE well.
Better a LIE that soothes, than a truth that hurts.
Earth gets price for what Earth gives us;
The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in,
The priest hath his fees, who comes and shrives us,
We bargain for the graves we LIE in;
At the devil’s booth are all things sold,
Each ounce of dross cos
James Russell Lowell