The truth about honesty

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”
–Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

“Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar….He’s one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.”
–Harry S Truman (1884-1972)

“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”

–Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – )

“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”
–H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

“I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.”
–Richard Nixon

“Advertising is legalized lying.”

–H.G. Wells

“Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one’s country.”
-Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914), The Devil’s Dictionary

“Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.”
–Mary Wilson Little