When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
Dishonesty is a forsaking of permanent for temporary advantage.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
You are never so easily fooled as when trying to fool someone else.
Half the people in America are faking it.
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the wants of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer himself to be tricked.
Even a secret agent can’t lie to a Jewish mother.