96 Best Liar Quotes and Sayings

Looking for the best quotes about lying, lies, and liars? We’ve compiled a list of wise liar quotes and sayings These quotes with beautiful images may help you heal and move on.

Best Liar Quotes and Sayings

  1. A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. William ShenstoneBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 1

  2. The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. Samuel Butler

  3. Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. Joseph B. Wirthlin

  4. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark Twain

  5. I’m more of an exaggerator than a liar. Dita Von Teese

  6. Let every man be true and every god a liar. Samuel Butler

  7. If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. Logan Pearsall Smith

  8. Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  10. I would be a liar if I said it wouldn’t be lovely and soothing – that’s the word – to have a hit single or a hit album. Mel Torme

  11. I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. Tim Allen

  12. The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite! Tennessee Williams

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  13. I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues. Maya AngelouBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 2

  14. The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn’t really a liar after all. He simply can’t control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy. Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

  15. Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar. J. Edgar Hoover

  16. He never admitted anything, even on his deathbed. He was a deluded liar. If it weren’t for my father, I don’t think I would be so open. So that’s a huge blessing. Anne Heche

  17. When you’re a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you’re smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything. Samuel Witwer

  18. Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is ‘not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.’ That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House. Jesse Jackson

  19. I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn’t matter who was president. James Carville

  20. I must be true to myself within my music or I would be a liar. Nneka

  21. Men are liars. We’ll lie about lying if we have to. I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. Tim AllenBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 3

  22. I like women, but you can’t always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog’s name and then I asked, ‘Does he bite?’ and she said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘So how does he eat?’ Liar! Demetri Martin

  23. You have two choices with Obama. You either believe that he is a man of Christ… or you think he’s a liar. And I’m surprised by the number of atheist free thinkers that support Obama, and their argument is essentially, ‘He’s lying about being religious ’cause you have to do that to get elected.’ It’s a horrible reason to like somebody. Penn Jillette

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  24. I think I was probably always a liar; I just get paid for it now. Jason Isaacs

  25. After thousands of hours of news coverage, we have learned that Hillary is a liar and Barack is a terrorist or something. Adam McKay

  26. The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. Stephen King

  27. I’m getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls. I think any guy who says ‘I’ve never had an awkward moment with a girl’ is a liar. Daniel Radcliffe

  28. Contrary to all those times you’ve heard a writer confess at a reading that he writes fiction because he is a pathological liar, fiction writing is all about telling the truth. Paul Harding

  29. I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. Ursula K. Le Guin

  30. A liar should have a good memory. Quintilian

  31. I’m a bad liar; I don’t know what to say backstage. Uta Hagen

  32. I’m not proud of it, but I’m a great liar when I travel. I smile and lie, and things are smooth.

  33. Nostalgia is a seductive liar. George Ball

  34. I am what I am and I’m a horrible liar. I can’t do it. I’m just very candid. Pamela AndersonBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 4

  35. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

  36. Hey, I fool the camera. I’m a liar, a magician. Janice Dickinson

  37. Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love. William Shakespeare

  38. It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome

  39. As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell the truth. He can read the book. He knows if I exaggerated or if I didn’t. My son is forever gonna believe that I’m an honest person or I’m a liar by what I wrote in that book, because he can read. Todd Burpo

  40. I believe I am a person with unusual talents. I think I’d be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that. Joshua Lederberg

  41. Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar. Maurice Sendak

  42. I’m an actor, but I am an awful liar. Chris Pine

  43. Every forward is selfish, and any forward who tells you he is not selfish is a liar. Luis SuarezBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 5

  44. I’d rather not have anything than be a liar. Alicia Keys

  45. A liar is always lavish of oaths. Pierre Corneille

  46. The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. Hannah Arendt

  47. The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. Jean Cocteau

  48. My integrity had been called into question; I was being called a liar, and I am not a liar. And I just think it is time that we stop viewing public figures as fair game. David Blunkett

  49. Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. Sophocles

  50. I’d be a liar if I said I had a normal family. Edward Furlong

  51. I think anybody who bets on horses and says they win is probably a liar. Clive Owen

  52. I’m a really bad liar. My mom finds out every time, especially now that she’s got Facebook. Pixie Lott

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  53. I was a terrific liar as a child, and I believe my lies. So it’s a natural step into acting. Anthony Geary

  54. It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That’s why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar. David Attenborough

  55. Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they’re honest about everything. Chuck Klosterman

  56. Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert Green Ingersoll

  57. One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life. Henry Miller

  58. I don’t think there’s anything they can say about me that I haven’t said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other; we have fun together – it’s great. Mary J. Blige

  59. The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I’ll kill myself. All we need is one more liar. Helen Thomas

  60. I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you’re in television, you’re lying because you’re just pretending to be yourself much like I’m doing now. John Ritter

  61. I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. Cindy Sheehan

  62. Well, I think any actor can probably identify with being a professional liar. You don’t always look at yourself that way, but I know a lot of days I do. John Cusack

  63. I once called the head of a network a liar. In hindsight, I should have called him an incompetent liar. Steven Levitan

  64. I don’t think I’m an intentional liar, but I’m a little bit of an exaggerator sometimes. If I’m exaggerating, and the journalist exaggerates on top of that, then we end up in funny territory. Autre Ne Veut

  65. What is it in people, or just in people like me, that would rather let a lie go by, would rather wish it away or minimize it, than point it out and cause the liar embarrassment? Walter Kirn

  66. It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory. Quintilian

  67. Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world’s fastest reader or the world’s biggest liar. Arthur Ochs SulzbergerBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 7

  68. Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest. NeNe Leakes

  69. Growing up with three brothers and three sisters, I was the storyteller of the family… what my mother called ‘The Liar.’ James Rollins

  70. I get 100 e-mails a day from Americans who say, ‘What you’re doing is cool – can we work for you?’ From Germans, I also get 100 e-mails a day, saying, ‘You fat pig!’ or ‘You’re a liar and a criminal!’ I’m trying to change this. Kim Dotcom

  71. To be a liar, you’ve got to have a great memory, and I don’t have a memory. Ozzy Osbourne

  72. Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both. Anderson Cooper

  73. There are people who cannot forget, as neither do I, the lesson of the years of the Indochina War. Which was, first, that the state is capable of being a murderer. A mass murderer, and a conspirator and a liar. Christopher Hitchens

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  74. The truthful man is usually a liar. Alfred Nobel

  75. I’m a really rotten liar. Generally, if I’ve tried to pull off a lie, it hasn’t worked out to my advantage. Brittany Murphy

  76. Thank you, horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food. Jimmy Fallon

  77. I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though. Natalie Imbruglia

  78. I have never lied about my relationship with Bill Clinton. The only proven liar, at this point, and the only admitted liar, is Bill Clinton; not Gennifer Flowers, not Kathleen Willey, not Paula Jones and not Monica Lewinsky, at this point. He is the only proven liar. Gennifer Flowers

  79. People assume actors are born liars, but I’d argue the actor’s job is to tell the truth. And I’ve realised I’m not a good liar. Cate BlanchettBest Liar Quotes and Sayings 8

  80. Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth. Susanna Moodie

  81. A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. Anita Brookner

  82. I’m a pretty bad liar, and I’m not very good at keeping secrets. Jennifer Love Hewitt

  83. It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar. Greg LeMond

  84. As a child I was a great liar. Fortunately my mother liked my lies. I promised her marvelous things. Gunter Grass

  85. Any actor that’s like, ‘I hate the fact that I’m getting all of this attention,’ is a liar. Especially when it’s from the opposite sex. Donald Faison

  86. The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw

  87. I’ve earned all these years on my face. I don’t want to be a liar if in five or 10 years I do get some Botox, but needles in the face scare me, so I don’t really know if I am ever going to do that. Valerie Bertinelli

  88. ‘Pathological liar’ is absolutely the toughest individual to deal with as a psychiatrist. Because you can’t take anything they say at face value. And you can’t, you know, fill in their personality. You don’t know what’s real and what’s not. Dale Archer

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  89. I do show violence as entertainment. Clearly, I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t. Nick Love

  90. Anyone who said he wasn’t afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn’t shake but inside I was shaking. James L. Farmer, Jr.Best Liar Quotes and Sayings 9

  91. The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. Billy Sunday

  92. Do you know what ‘meteorologist’ means in English? It means liar. Lewis Black

  93. I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. J. D. Salinger

  94. I’m see-through. And I’m the worst liar of all time. Jessica Simpson

  95. It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement. Horace

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