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Top 15 Compulsive Liar Quotes

Compulsive Liar Quotes

This post contains some of the best compulsive liar quotes.

Compulsive Liar Quotes

1. “A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.”  ―Carlos Ruiz Zafon

2. “A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.” ―William Shenstone

3. “A liar is always lavish of oaths.” ―Pierre Corneille

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4. “A lie is like a snow-ball; the longer it is rolled, the larger it is.” ―Martin Luther

5. “Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth.” ―William Hazlitt

6. “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” ― Criss Jami

7. “Liars are always most disposed to swear.” ―Vittorio Alfieri

8. “Lies can cause irreparable damage, whether they are motivated by jealousy, greed, or pure malice.” – Lillian Glass Ph.D

9. “Lies don’t fix things. They don’t even make things easier, at least not in the long run. Best to tell the truth and then clean up an honest mess.” ―P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

10. “Lies were like acid, corrosive: They could dissolve trust in a heartbeat.” ―Rob Thurman

11. “The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.” ―Samuel Butler

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12. “There is no evil that cannot be done by the liar, who has transgressed the one law of truthfulness and who is indifferent to the world beyond.” – Buddah

13. “You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can’t escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you.” ―Tom Robbins

14. “The liar attempts to micromanage her body movements so that no one will think she’s lying; ironically, however, it is this very behavior that is letting people know that she is in all probability being deceitful.” – Lillian Glass Ph.D

15. “Perhaps the best illustration of what can happen when someone is too truthful can be seen in the classic 1997 movie Liar Liar, in which comedian Jim Carrey stars as a successful, fast-talking workaholic attorney who builds his career as a habitual liar. He constantly promises his young son that he’ll be with him, yet he always bails at the last minute, even when it comes time for his son’s birthday party. The son makes a magical birthday wish that for one full day his father would not be able to tell a lie. The boy’s birthday wish comes true, and from then on, Carrey’s character can only tell the truth. Everything he does, including admitting that it was he who passed gas on a crowded elevator, lets everyone know exactly what he’s thinking. He even tells a new neighbor the reason everyone likes her is because of her large breasts. He tells one coworker that her hair looks awful, another that he’s too fat, and another one that she’s a slut. He even tells a woman he sleeps with that he had better lovers in the past. While the film is hilarious, it would not be funny or prudent in real life to admit to everyone exactly what you think of them. You would constantly be insulting and hurting everyone’s feelings, hurting your reputation, and, most likely, damaging your own best interests.” – Lillian Glass Ph.D

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