I have seldom known anyone who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
— William Paley
Never is there a single instance when a lie can be justified.
— Leo Tolstoy
Parents shouldn’t lie to their children – not even when they think it’s for their own good. Even a little lie is dangerous.
— Pablo Casals
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words; a lie may be told by silence, by the accent on a syllable, by a glance of the eyes attaching a peculiar significance to a sentence; and all these kinds of lies are worse and baser by many degrees than a lie plainly worded.
— John Ruskin