„The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.“

Source: For One More Day

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„When you tell a lie often enough, you become unable to distinguish it from the truth.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

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„No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp!“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Name of the Wind

Source: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 40, “On the Horns” (p. 290)
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„If you are going to lie, you go to jail for the lie rather than the crime. So believe me, don't ever lie.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

To John Dean in April 1973 http://books.google.com/?id=JpRAAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22If+you+are+going+to+lie+you+go+to+jail+for+the+lie+rather+than+the+crime+So+believe+me+don't+ever+lie%22&pg=PA42. Dean was due to testify before the Senate Watergate Committee, which he did on 25 June 1973.
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„You lie!“

—  Joe Wilson (U.S. politician)

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„The thing that you know to be true is the lie that will kill you.“

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„Every time you talk to this person, you lie.“

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—  D. L. Hughley American actor and comedian 1963

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