Ever had to deal with a co-worker that went behind your back and lied? Ever been in a personal relationship with someone that lied about where they went? I think we’ve all been there at one time or another.

Below is a collection of inspirational, wise, thought-provoking, and inspirational quotes, sayings, and proverbs, all about liars and untruths. Let’s explore them all, shall we?

Liar Quotes

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
  • The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite! Tennessee Williams
  • A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark Twain
  • Nostalgia is a seductive liar. George Ball
  • A liar is always lavish of oaths. Pierre Corneille
  • If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name. A. A. Milne
  • Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert Green Ingersoll
  • I’d rather not have anything than be a liar. Alicia Keys
  • I’m not a good liar. I just tell the truth; I think that’s the best way. Zack Greinke
  • A liar should have a good memory. Quintilian
  • Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. Logan Pearsall Smith
  • The truthful man is usually a liar. Alfred Nobel
  • Don’t be righteous and a liar at the same time – I have a problem with that. Nick Viall
  • Show me a man who wouldn’t give it all up for Emma Stone, and I’ll show you a liar. Ryan Gosling
  • It’s one thing to be prejudiced. It’s another to be a liar. David Dellinger
  • The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. Billy Sunday
  • The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. Jean Cocteau

Funny Liar Quotes

Is this guy telling the truth?

  • I can smell a liar like a fart in a lift! Robert Rinder
  • The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. Stephen King
  • The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. Samuel Butler
  • A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. Anita Brookner
  • 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
  • I’m a lot of things but not a liar or a phony, even when I know it’s in my best interest to be. Carole Radziwill
  • 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
  • Do you know what ‘meteorologist’ means in English? It means liar. Lewis Black
  • I change my mind a lot. I usually don’t agree with what I say very much. I’m an awful liar. David Bowie
  • 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
  • I am what I am and I’m a horrible liar. I can’t do it. I’m just very candid. Pamela Anderson
  • The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. Stephen King
  • A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. Aesop
  • Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen. Maimonides
  • It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome
  • To be a liar, you’ve got to have a great memory, and I don’t have a memory. Ozzy Osbourne

Quotes about Liars and Karma

Who is he texting?

  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha
  • Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. Gautama Buddha
  • The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. David Foster Wallace
  • When your ears hear one thing, but your eyes see another…use your brain. Frank Sonnenberg
  • Trying to make sense of crazy will simply drive you crazy. Let it go. Karen Salmansohn
  • I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • After all, it was the nature of twentieth-century capitalism that everyone should scam everyone, and he who scammed the most ultimately won the game. On that basis, I was the undefeated world champ. Jordan Belfort
  • Mean people don’t bother me. Mean people who disguise themselves as nice people bother me a lot. Cindy Cummings Johnson
  • Stop falling for those who won’t raise you up in the future. Michael Bassey Johnson
  • I’ve studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that’s one of the reasons they’re so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It’s a dead issue. It’s like they’re color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality. Jane Velez-Mitchell

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  • Sociopaths have lifelong patterns of deceitfulness for personal gain. They lack remorse and empathy and are wizards at rationalizing away how they hurt and mistreat others. Gary Small
  • Lies are like cockroaches, for every one you discover there are many more that are hidden. Gary Hopkins
  • Hate a liar more than I hate thief. A thief is only after my salary a liar is after my reality. Curtis Jackson
  • Someone said there’s no such thing as an honest man. He was probably a con man. Frank W. Abagnale
  • To reach that end goal you and I must be willing to be straightforward with one another. We must be willing and prepared to stare at ourselves in the mirror and speak the truth. Mark Devro
  • I don’t degrade anyone, but a liar and a person, who doesn’t keep his or her words, has not any value in my eyes. Ehsan Sehgal
  • Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away. Ismail Haniyeh
  • When people don’t tell you the truth what they really are saying is they don’t value you or their relationship with you enough, to be honest. Shannon L. Alder

Liar Quotes for Him

Do you know someone that’s manipulative?

  • 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 Allen
  • In a scene where nobody with any ambition is really what he appears to be, there’s not much risk in acting like a king-hell freak. Hunter S. Thompson
  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
  • If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone. William Shakespeare

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson, former U.S. president

  • If you’re really successful at bullshitting, it means you’re not hanging around enough people smarter than you. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • It’s better to be sworn to an honest fool than to a lying scholar. Christopher Paolini
  • By open words, A scheme of villainy is soon betrayed. Sophocles
  • Pigs are dirty, but I will tell you something dirtier: Liars! Untruth always smells like rotten garbage! Mehmet Murat ildan
  • One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli
  • If you want to have a healthy mind, you must feed your mind with truth. Rick Warren
  • Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time. Terry Goodkind
  • The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu
  • The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities. Justin K. McFarlane
  • The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth. W. Somerset Maugham
  • Be careful… not all are what they seem. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they’re actually quicksand. Steve Maraboli
  • Anything’s better than lying and deceit. Leo Tolstoy

Liar Quotes for Her

  • All liars … lie to protect themselves, to shield their egos from the raw pain of truth. Aminatta Forna
  • The most confused we ever get is when we’re trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie. Karen Marie Moning
  • We learned about honesty and integrity—that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama
  • Lies sound like facts to those who’ve been conditioned to misrecognize the truth. DaShanne Stokes
  • You could not bribe honest people, but bad people would accept bribery. Anne Holm
  • Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer
  • Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake. Suzy Kassem
  • Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally. Kamand Kojouri
  • In politics, you learn how to say A mean to say B, in wisdom you learn how to say A and keep saying that. Auliq Ice
  • What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have. Oprah Winfrey
  • There is tremendous trauma in the betrayal caused by a perpetual liar as they repeatedly commit psychological abuse. Cathy Burnham Martin
  • People don’t lie to contaminate truth. They lie to pollute their hearts. Munia Khan
  • To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman’s history of actions, not their record of intentions. Suzy Kassem
  • The most confused we ever get is when we’re trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie. Karen Marie Moning

Quotes about Liars in Relationships

Has someone broken your trust?

If you’ve ever been in a relationship with someone that lies, you know how hurtful it can be. Here are some unique quotes about these people.

  • Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.
  • Never lie to someone who trusts you. Never trust someone who lies to you.
  • What I don’t understand is how a person can tell you so many lies and never feel bad about it.
  • Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
  • Of all the lies I’ve heard, “I love you” was my favorite.

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  • Every time you lie, it brings me a little closer to goodbye.
  • The worst part about being lied to is knowing that to that person, you weren’t worth the truth.
  • It’s bad manners to say “I love you” with a mouth full of lies.
  • The truth may hurt for a little while but a lie hurts forever.
  • I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you anymore.
  • A person who says they will never lie to you is probably lying already.
  • Don’t lie to me unless you’re absolutely sure that I will never find the truth.
  • A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets and no lies.
  • Never lie to a woman’s question. Usually, she already knows the answer. That’s why she is asking.
  • You don’t lie to the person you love. It’s the most horrible thing to do as a lover.
  • When it comes to the truth and lies, I’d much rather hear a painful truth than a comforting lie.
  • Guys need to learn that they’re better off telling the truth right away, because women will always find out eventually.
  • If you tell the truth it becomes a part of your past. If you tell a lie, it becomes a part of your future.
  • When someone lies to you, it’s because they don’t respect you enough to be honest, and they think you’re too stupid to not know the difference.
  • If the words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation.

Liar Quotes from the Bible

  • The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. – Proverbs 12:22
  • Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. – Psalm 120:2
  • The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others. – Psalm 15:2-3
  • He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” – Mark 7:20-23
  • Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. – Psalm 34:13
  • Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. – Proverbs 10:18
  • Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. – Colossians 3:9-10
  • If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. – 1 John 1:6
  • Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. – Proverbs 10:9
  • A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. – Proverbs 16:28
  • An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. – Proverbs 14:5
  • ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Matthew 19:18b-19
  • Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. – Proverbs 30:8
  • You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44
  • Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. – Matthew 5:11
  • The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. – Proverbs 15:4
  • Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool – how much worse lying lips to a ruler! – Proverbs 17:7
  • The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse. –
  • Proverbs 10:32

Quotes about Liars and Fakes

  • To a liar, the most dangerous individual is the person who catches lies but doesn’t say anything about it. Then the liar isn’t sure which lies are compromised. Jesse Ball
  • 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
  • You can criticize me. You can crucify me. You can love me. You can hate me. Just don’t make the mistake of calling me inauthentic, because you’d be a damn liar. Stephen A. Smith
  • A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. William Shenstone
  • 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

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 Angelou

  • 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
  • If he doesn’t follow through with actions, he’s either selfish or a liar. Neither makes him sound like The One, does it? Matthew Hussey
  • 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.
  • The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw
  • Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. Joseph B. Wirthlin

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  • 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
  • Sometimes the point isn’t to make people believe a lie – it’s to make people fear the liar. Anne Applebaum
  • I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar. Demetri Martin
  • ‘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
  • I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t care what people think, but I would rather have less people who like or approve of me for who I really am than a bunch more people who like or approve me for what I’m not. Beth Hart

Liar Captions

Fact or fake?

  • No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth.
  • A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.
  • There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful.
  • Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak.
  • Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
  • He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
  • Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
  • The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
  • But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.

A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.

  • Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
  • Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.
  • While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.
  • Liars are always ready to take oaths.
  • Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
  • The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
  • The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.
  • All men are born truthful and die liars.
  • Liars are always most disposed to swear.
  • A pathological liar can always be expected to tell you where the truth lies.
  • All men are liars, but some are not found out until after they are married.
  • If there were no listeners, there would be no liars.

Lying is harmful to not only to ourselves, but our relationships too. Lying is considered to be an act of betrayal, and it violates the trust you and your friend, partner, or family member were trying to build together.

When people uncover these lies, some relationships can often be ruined beyond repair. And often, when people lie, they have to tell more and more lies to cover up the truth. This results in a snowball of lies that become stressful and emotionally draining for all concerned.

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