What are some quotes from the book lying?

“When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.” “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” “Anything is better than lies and deceit!” “But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.”

Can a person say they will never lie to you?

A person who says they will never lie to you is probably lying already. Big or small, lies are lies. Lying is done with words and also with silence. 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.

Which is the worst thing about a lie?

The worst thing about a lie is that you lose the trust in that person. Lying about how old you are won’t turn back the clock. A lie can be brilliant but there is always someone who will see through it. Everything bad stems from lies. A lie is contagious. It spreads until it has affected all the good in you.

Why do some people lie about the time?

But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all—it’ll be ten o’clock and they’ll tell you it’s nine. You’re looking at the clock and you can’t even fathom why they’re lying. They just lie because that’s what they do.

Which is worse a lie or an excuse?

An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Majority may rule in many things, but a lie does not cease to be a lie just because is believed by many people. No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying. A pretense is as bad as a lie. They are both deceptions. Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

Which is worse a lie or the truth?

A lie travels farther than the truth. If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself. There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. The truth, even if nobody believes it, is the truth. A lie will always stay a lie no matter how you say it.

Which is more ingrained, lying to others or to ourselves?

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others. A false statement is a lie. Someone who is good at twisting the truth is a lair. We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness.