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He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile. 1 Peter 3:10 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: But a just weight is his delight. Prov 11:1 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: But they that deal truly are his delight. Prov 12:22 A false witness shall not be unpunished, And he that speaketh lies shall not escape. Prov 19:5 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. Prov 21:6 Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile. Psa 34:13 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: He that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. Psa 101:7 A whispered lie is just as wrong As one that thunders loud and long. A lie is a foul blot in a man. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! A lie begets a lie till they come to generations. A false witness shall not go unpunished. Liars begin by imposing upon others, but end by deceiving themselves. Credit won by lying is quick in dying. Falseness often lurks beneath fair hair. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Exodus 20:16 A poor man is better than a liar. A flattering mouth worketh ruin. Prov. 26:28 Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit. Flattery fouls the flatterer and the flattered. A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. A wilful falsehood told is a cripple, not able to stand by itself without someone to support it. A liar is more easily caught than a thief. Simple truth was ever wisdom, even among liars. Truth is the best buckler. A truth-teller finds the doors closed against him. Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked. Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straightforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother-knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed. Colton Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul; then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with diamonds. Franklin The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity. Sir P. Sidney A straight line is shortest in morals as well as in geometry. Rahel He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, is himself a knave. Berkeley To one who said, "I do not believe that there is an honest man in the world," another replied, "It is impossible that any one man should know all the world, but quite possible that one may know himself." Shenstone Socrates being asked the way to honest fame, said, "Study to be what you wish to seem." Put it out of the power of truth to give you an ill character. If anybody reports you not to be an honest man let your practice give him the lie. Marcus Antoninus Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations. Crabbe No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. Hawthorne It is as easy to deceive one's self without perceiving it, as it is difficult to deceive others without their finding out. Rochefoucauld He who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. Montaigne Falsehood and fraud grow up in every soil, the product of all climes. Addison White lies are but the ushers to black ones. Marryat A lie that is half a truth is ever the blackest of lie. Tennyson Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all. O. W. Holmes When thou art obliged to speak, be sure to speak the truth; for equivocation is half way to lying, and lying is whole way to hell. Penn The gain of lying is, not to be trusted of any, nor to be believed when we speak the truth. Sir W. Raleigh Lying is a most disgraceful vice; it first despises God, and then fears men. Plutarch 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 the truth. Hazlitt Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out; it is always near at hand, sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware; a lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good. It is like building upon a false foundation, which continually stands in need of props to shore it up, and proves at last more chargeable than to have raised a substantial building at first upon a true and solid foundation. Addison A wilful falsehood is a cripple, not able to stand by itself without another to support it. It is easy to tell a lie but hard to tell only one lie. Fuller When the world has once got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to get it out of the world. You beat it about the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and lo! the next day it is as healthy as ever. Bulwer One lie must be thatched with another, or it will soon rain through. Owen Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but they usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster One lie begets another. Once committed, the liar has to go on in his course of lying; it is the penalty of his transgression. F. Jacox All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth. Aristotle He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain one. Pope This is the liar's lot: he is accounted a nuisance, a person marked out for infamy and scorn. South He who would purposely cheat his friend, would cheat his God. Lavater Trust departs on horseback and returns on foot. More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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