A lie can be half way round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
James Callaghan 1976
A man may think an untruth as well as speak one.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The object of oratory alone is not truth but persuasion.
That is my truth, no you tell me yours.
Bevan's favourite saying.
Two negatives don't make a positive, any more than two half-wits make a wit.
It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary to tell the whole truth.
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
I said there had been no impropriety...that was not true and I misled you and my colleagues and the House.
John Profumo 23/03/1963
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
Margaret Thatcher 1976