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Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1947

He that will cheat you at play, will cheat you any way.

—Thomas Fuller, 1732

Men were born to lie, and women to believe them.

—John Gay, 1728

An honest man is all right even if he’s an idiot…but a crook must have brains.

—Maxim Gorky, 1902

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.

—Marguerite Duras, 1987

If you steal, do not steal too much at a time. You may be arrested. Steal cleverly, little by little.

—Mobutu Sese Seko, 1991

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.

—Bill Clinton, 1996

Cheating is more honorable than stealing. 

—German proverb

Your piping-hot lie is the best of lies.

—Plautus, c. 200 BC

In most cases men willingly believe what they wish.

—Julius Caesar, 52 BC

The poor man is ruined as soon as he begins to ape the rich.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

There was no treachery too base for the world to commit.

—Virginia Woolf, 1927

There is much difference between imitating a good man, and counterfeiting him.

—Benjamin Franklin, 1738