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Liar Quotes for When You have Been Lied to and Manipulated


Liar Quotes: While most of us have told white lies at some point in our lives, dealing with outright liars is much more difficult. Lies can either destroy your trust in someone or make your life significantly more difficult.

Liar Quotes for When You have Been Lied to and Manipulated

Liar Quotes for When You have Been Lied to and Manipulated

Benefits of Reading these Liar Quotes?

Being a victim of deception shatters your faith, making it difficult to trust the next time.

The awful feeling of distrust is the same whether you’ve been duped by a:

‣ loved one

‣ boss

‣ business partner

However, you should not let lies change who you are or how you live your life.

If you’ve been taken advantage of, it simply means you’re a trustworthy individual.

You can still maintain your trustworthiness.

These liar quotes will help you understand that people lie for reasons other than you.

Though it may not be as simple as it sounds, the first thing you can do after lying is forgive yourself for being duped.

And, in order to avoid being duped again, never give a known liar the benefit of the doubt.

Learn how to spot a liar and you’ll be one step ahead of the game.

Also, don’t be afraid to confirm what others tell you.

We’ve compiled a list of inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking liar quotes, sayings, and proverbs from various sources over the years.

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Quotes about Liars for When You’ve Been Lied to and Manipulated

1. “Once a country is habituated to liars, it takes generations to get the truth back.” ― Gore Vidal

2. “To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman’s history of actions, not their record of intentions.” ― Suzy Kassem

3. “Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.” ― Shannon L. Alder

4. “I don’t hate Liars. I just disrespect them, because they disrespect themselves in the first place.” ― Revaz Eristavi

5. “When you don’t have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is the improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed the script.” ― Shannon L. Alder

6. “People don’t lie to contaminate truth. They lie to pollute their hearts.” ― Munia Khan

7. “You can’t always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn’t use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice.” ― Shannon L. Alder

8. “The problem with being a liar is you can never believe anyone else.” ― Chloe Thurlow

9. “Only fools and liars claim to know everything because the fool thinks all that he knows is everything and the liar knows there is no sufficient data to know everything” ― Nyona Matende

10. “No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth.” ― Sara Shepard

Liar Quotes for When You’ve Been Deceived

11. “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

12. “Take back your power! I wish you the wisdom to realize that the problem isn’t that they keep lying to you; it’s that you keep believing them.” ― Steve Maraboli

13. “There is tremendous trauma in the betrayal caused by a perpetual liar as they repeatedly commit psychological abuse.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin

14. “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

15. “Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.” ― Shannon L. Alder

16. “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

17. “Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.” ― Suzy Kassem

18. “Be careful… not all are what they seem. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they’re actually quicksand.” ― Steve Maraboli

19. “The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities.” ― Justin K. McFarlane

20. “I wasn’t sure which was worse – to know you were a liar or to believe your own bullshit.” ― Eileen Cook

21. “Lies sound like facts to those who’ve been conditioned to misrecognize the truth.” ― DaShanne Stokes

22. “Pigs are dirty, but I will tell you something dirtier: Liars! Untruth always smells like rotten garbage!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

23. “But he that sows lie in the end shall not lack a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Lies are like cockroaches, for every one you discover there are many more that are hidden.” ― Gary Hopkins

27. “Stop falling for those who won’t raise you up in the future.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

28. “When your ears hear one thing, but your eyes see another…use your brain.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

29. “Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.” ― Shannon L. Alder

30. “One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” ― Al David

Liar Quotes to Help You Maintain Your Trustworthiness

31. “Direct lies, small lies, huge lies, and lies of omission… these are all self-serving and sources of self-destruction.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin

32. “Neither a fake friend nor a liar can be trusted, with a secret.” ― Ellen J. Barrier

33. “Adding more bull to bull yields bigger bull.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin

34. “The way to happiness is by the truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future.” ― Shannon L. Alder

35. “A coward talks to everyone but YOU.” ― Shannon L. Alder

36. “Accepting fraud from our leaders means accepting fraud in our personal lives.” ― DaShanne Stokes

37. “Thieves and liars kill indirectly, unintentionally, and with no other weapon than their tongues and malice.” ― A.E.H. Veenman

38. “Lies don’t end relationships the truth does.” ― Shannon L. Alder

35. “I do really believe that, like so many liars, there is a real substratum of truth behind her lies.” ― Agatha Christie

36. “Screaming and repeating lies makes them neither true nor more believable.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin

Thought Provoking Liar Quotes

37. “He, of course, is a liar, but that doesn’t really matter because, if you know liars are liars, it comes to the same thing.” ― Agatha Christie

38. “When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

39. “People lie, cheat and bully one another and then wonder why they’re unhappy.” ― Marty Rubin

40. “When your lover is a liar, you and he have a lot in common, you’re both lying to you!” ― Susan Forward

41. “Hypocrites get offended by the truth.” ― Jess C. Scott

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42. “Unfortunately, in today’s world a liar seems to be more reliable than a truthful, honest man.” ― Munia Khan

43. “Warns, lies, liars, and mysteries everything in one place. What’s more awesome than that??? Better check out Blindspot!” ― Deyth Banger

44. “People wear a mask of a lie, so they look attractive, so be careful.” ― Muhammad Saqib

45. “We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.” ― Kamand Kojouri

46. “The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor.” ― Margaret Mitchell

More Quotes and Sayings about Liars

47. “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

48. “The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy.” – Thomas Sowell

49. “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler

50. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

51. “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” – Stephen King

52. “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

53. “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

54. “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

55. “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” – Aesop

56. “A liar is a liar and lives on the lies he tells and dies in a life of lies.” – Carl Sandburg

57. “The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones.” – Cheryl Hughes

58. “Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Patricia Briggs

59. “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

60. “If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.” – W. Somerset Maugham

61. “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” – Dorothy Allison

Liar Quotes to Help You Spot them

62. “No relationship is perfect and people who say they don’t argue are either liars or biting their tongues all the time.” –Kym Marsh

63. “Regrets? I think everyone has regrets, and people who say they haven’t are either liars… or narcissists.” –Lee Radziwill

64. “Bands that say they don’t care about how their records sell are liars.” –Brandon Flowers

65. “The best liars lie with their eyes rather than with their words.”  –Joanna Scott

66. “I think all actors are professional liars.” –Sidharth Malhotra

67. “The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.” –Bryant H. McGill

68. “Liars need to have good memories.” –Algernon Sidney

69. “He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” –Charles Peguy

70. “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

71. “Liars are always most disposed to swear.” –Vittorio Alfieri

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Liar Quotes and Sayings from Famous People

72. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin

73. “Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.” – Bonnie Eaker Weil

74. I never lie,” I said offhand. “At least not to those I don’t love. – Anne Rice

75. “When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.” – Criss Jami

76. “If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee

77. “Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfish or cowardly reasons.” – Jeanne Birdsall

78. “When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.” – Cheryl Hughes

79. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington

80. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

81. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as facts could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.” – J.K. Rowling

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Short Liar Quotes You Should Know

82. “Lying is done with words, and also with silence.” — Adrienne Rich

83. “While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.” — Lewis Hine

84. “Liars are always ready to take oaths.” — Vittorio Alfieri

85. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.” — Rudyard Kipling

86. “The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.” — John Ruskin

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

88. “A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.” — Daniel Wallace

89. “Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.” — Sissela Bok 

90. “Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.” — Austin O’Malley

91. “No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.” — Abraham Lincoln

Quotes about Liars that Will Make You Laugh

92. “A liar should have a good memory.” ― T.M. Logan

93. “You do not need to defeat a liar, a liar’s lie is itself his or her defeat.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

94. “The one who most seems like a liar is the one who tells a bold-face truth.” ― Runa Pigden

95. “Some people sometimes kiss and tell; some sometimes tell without having kissed.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

96. “A persistent liar cannot prosper without a powerful memory.” ― Amit Kalantri

97. “Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar, a deceiver!” ― Leo Tolstoy

98. “Denial can be beautiful. But only when you’re a fantastic liar.” ― Kim Holden

99. “Whoever said that childhood is the happiest time of your life is a liar, or a fool.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

101. “I was so mad, I reached into the drawer for her fake sushi eraser and put it in my pocket. Serves her right for being such a big, fat, Eggo-scarfing liar.” ― Sarah Darer Littman

102. “Sometimes your mind and your heart want different things, and you know your heart is a liar.” ― Surya Ra

Quotes from Liars that Show They Can’t Be Trusted

103. “All liars … lie to protect themselves, to shield their egos from the raw pain of truth.” ― Aminatta Forna

104. “You can best reward a liar by believing nothing of what he says.” ― Aristippus

105. “A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying.” ― Jesse Ventura

106. “Liars often set their own traps.” ― Aesop

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

108. “Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.” ― Aristotle

109. “Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.” ― Epictetus

110. “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” ― Tennessee Williams

111. “The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.” ― Hillary Clinton

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

Liar Quotes for Self Protection

113. “I don’t tolerate liars. When somebody lies to me, that’s really, like, just unbearable.” — John Lydon

114. “I have one major problem with the internet: It’s full of liars. There doesn’t seem to be any way to answer to people lying about you.” — John Lydon

115. “Denying the undeniable just makes you sound like a fool as well as a liar.” — Ally Carter

116. “Of course, the liar often imagines that he does no harm as long as his lies go undetected.” — Sam Harris

117. “The liar wants to be believed, but lying undermines the foundation for credibility.” — Randal Marlin

118. “Conquer a liar with truth.” — Gautama Buddha

119. “Some liars are so expert they deceive themselves.” — Austin O’Malley

120. “Liars seldom believe anyone else.” — James Cook

121. “Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.” — Bergen Evans

122. “A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Final Thoughts on Liar Quotes

That concludes our liar quotes! We hope you found them interesting.

Some of history’s most dangerous people have used dishonesty and deception to justify their actions.

While the stakes in your personal life may not be as high, arming yourself to deal with dishonest people is one of the most powerful ways to empower yourself.

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