“That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright truth but a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.”
Building trust is like building a tower, stone by stone. But no matter how high or strong the tower seems, if you remove a stone from the bottom the tower will collapse. Lying destroys the foundation needed for trust.
“The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.”
"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."
“Lying is done with words and also with silence.”
“A half-truth is a whole lie.”
“A truth that’s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.”
“Lying is a sin destructive to society; for there is no trade where there is no trust, and there is no trust where there is no truth.”