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

Source: For One More Day

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„The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie;“

—  Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician 1728 - 1795

As quoted in Aphorisms and Reflections on Men, Morals, and Things, 1800, p. 4. http://books.google.com/books?id=vFJFAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA4&ots=ZtdzIH54NC&dq=inauthor%3Ajohann%20inauthor%3Azimmermann%20%22the%20more%20you%20speak%20of%20yourself%22&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q=inauthor:johann%20inauthor:zimmermann%20%22the%20more%20you%20speak%20of%20yourself%22&f=false|
Context: The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie; say but little, 'twill scarcely gain belief; so strong are partiality and envy.

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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)
Context: Any student of mine must be able to defend his ideas against an attack. No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp!

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„Lie and Lie until you succeed.“

—  Akshay Agrawal Serial Social Entrepreneur 1998

TEDx talk at Oberoi International School, Mumbai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUisKJ7hnwA

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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)

Outburst during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress (September 9, 2009). Alex Isenstadt, "Resolution of disapproval passed" http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27194.html, Politico, 15 September 2009. "Raising a Question of the Privileges of the House", H.R. 744 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Raising_a_Question_of_the_Privileges_of_the_House, Congressional Record: 15 September 2009, pp. H9529-H9534.

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

—  Glen Cook, book Soldiers Live

Source: Soldiers Live (2000), Chapter 5, “An Abode of Ravens: Headquarters” (p. 384)

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

—  Chuck Klosterman Author, Columnist 1972

Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas (2006), Recognizing Your Archenemy

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„I'm not gonna lie, I love the holidays. But Christmas was a lot more fun when you weren't paying for it.“

—  D. L. Hughley American actor and comedian 1963

Appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (January 17, 2008)

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