Socrates on Lies

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

~ Socrates

John Milton on Liars

“I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.”

~ John Milton

Epictetus on Reputation

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.”

~ Epictetus

Buddha on Lies

“In the same way, Rahula,” the Buddha continued, “when anyone feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, they will not do.”

~ Buddha

Kurt Vonnegut on Foma

“Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut