The truth is the only thing worth

The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do.  ~E.V. LucasCUL

Truth that is naked the most beautiful

Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes; this is partly because it gets unobstructed hold of the hearer?s mind without his being distracted by secondary thoughts, and partly because he feels that here he is not being corrupted or deceived by the arts of rhetoric, but that the whole effect is got from the thing itself.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer, translated from German

It takes two to lie one lie

It takes two to lie.  One to lie and one to listen.  ~"Homer Simpson," from the television show The Simpsons

If we were all given by magic

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.  ~Bertrand Russell

It is not difficult to deceive the

It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.  ~John Updike

When a man lies he murders some

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.  ~Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman, Excalibur, based on Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory