„Judy: [after catching defendant in a lie; he admitted that he was living with his witness when a few moments earlier he had said he wasn't] PERFECT! So now you're living back together again. And why, Nick, did you feel as if it was necessary to lie to me a moment ago?
Defendant: I… have been staying in Minneapolis every now and then… but I… didn't mean to lie to you.
Judy: There's another reason, Nick.
Defendant: There's no reason to lie. I'm sorry.
Defendant's Witness: Not many people know that he is staying there with me.
Judy: Now ten million people know that he's staying with you.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
— 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.
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
„No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp!“
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!
„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.
Source: Here on Earth
Source: The Road
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.
Source: Soldiers Live (2000), Chapter 5, “An Abode of Ravens: Headquarters” (p. 384)
„Remember, any lie you are told, even deliberately, is often a more significant fact than a truth told in all sincerity.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Source: Under the Glacier