60+ Quotes About Lies In A Relationship

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Lies usually start as harmless little cover-ups but become compelling reasons for never-ending problems. We bring you a collection of quotes about lies in a relationship to help you understand the uncomfortable situation and give you insight into different perspectives. The fundamental pillars of any relationship are transparency, honesty, and trust. When you find out that your partner has been lying to you, you can’t help but feel betrayed and duped, which can give rise to communication problems in the relationship. If these are not resolved in time, you might face unfortunate scenarios. So, make the wrong things right by reading some of the thought-provoking quotes from our post.

Lying Quotes For Him

When men lie in a relationship, they may not quite understand the damage it can do to a relationship. Scroll down to know how lies ruin relationships.

  1. Just gonna stand there and hear me cry. Well, that’s alright because I love the way you lie.— Eminem
  1. Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to the vice of lying.–William Shakespeare
  1. A single lie in a relationship makes one question every truth ever there was in it.— Anonymous
  1. Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering.— Steven Soderbergh
  1. I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.— Winston Churchill
  1. Not only do I lie, I take real pleasure in lying, in the transmission of magical effects.— Ricky Jay
  1. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. — Mark Twain
  1. Lying to the one who loves you is telling them that you don’t deem them worthy of your truth — Anonymous
  1. For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.— Bo Bennett
  1. There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.— Jack Nicholson
  1. Of all the lies I’ve heard, ‘I love you’ was my favorite.— Anonymous
  1. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.— Charles Spurgeon
  1. We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.— Denis Diderot
  1. Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.— Stephen King
  1. The hurt of a lie stays forever in the heart.— Anonymous
  1. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.— Samuel Butler
  1. When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie. — Criss Jami
  1. You must never lie to the one who trusts you and never trust the one who lies to you.— Anonymous
  1. Lying to your lover is one way of saying that you want to quit.– Anonymous

Lying Quotes For Her

A single lie can break the trust of your partner and destroy the beautiful bond you both have. Here are some meaningful quotes about lying in a relationship.

  1. It is said that women make better liars than men. But for a woman who has a deep feeling of respect for the relationship and her partner, lying and putting the relationship at risk is the toughest thing to do.— Anonymous
  1. If what he said was the truth, it broke her heart. If what he said was a lie, it was broken anyway. — Christine Feehan
  1. Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love. — Bonnie Eaker Weil
  1. Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off. — Natalie Portman
  1. I never lie…At least not to those I don’t love. — Anne Rice
  1. The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them. — Elena Gorokhova
  1. Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies. — Dorothy Allison
  1. I can take any truth; just don’t lie to me.— Barbra Streisand
  1. “Lying is a cooperative act. Think about it. A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance. Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.”– Pamela Meyer
  1. A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.— Thomas Mann
  1. “I don’t need to know everything but I do need to know that what you are telling me is true.”– Anonymous
  1. No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth. — Sara Shepard
  1. Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.— Susan Sontag
  1. I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.— Shakira
  1. Lying is done with words, and also with silence. — Adrienne Rich
  1. I’d rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie. – Ana Monnar

Lying To Your Wife Quotes

Lying to the person who knows you better than anyone can strike a fatal blow to the relationship.

  1. I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.– Pietro Aretino
  1. If you are looking for a short-term solution, think about lying to your partner. But remember that it destroys your long term relationship.– Anonymous
  1. Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up. — Patti Callahan Henry
  1. Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfish or cowardly reasons. — Jeanne Birdsall
  1. Lying is wrong. When you tell a lie for the sake of sparing someone’s feelings it is not suddenly right, but it is compassionate. And is not compassion a form of love? Love—the greatest of all virtues! So, my darling, I do wrong for you. I lie that you might feel loved. —Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. A lie is the easy way out only for a very short while. And then it becomes a torturous mountain to climb. —Anonymous
  1. One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths. — Al David
  1. The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. —Cheryl Hughes
  1. What hurts more is not that you lied but that I don’t know how to trust you anymore. — Anonymous
  1. Lying is easy. But it’s lonely. — Victoria Schwab
  1. There’s a tipping point with lies, a point where you’ve said something so many times that it feels truer than the truth. — Holly Black
  1. A lie does not just obscure the truth. Often, it obscures the love itself.¬ Anonymous
  1. There are different ways to be confused about how someone’s disappointed you. Some lie about the future because they wanted to forget the past. But some will lie about the past because they think it will give you both a future. — Laura Dave
  1. A relationship is true only when there is no place for untruths between the two of us. — Anonymous
  1. In any intimate relationship, the intimacy thrives on transparency and shrivels when the truth is veiled. — Anonymous

Lying To Your Husband Quotes

When a man finds out his wife has lied to him, no patching can completely heal the damage it has done. These quotes about lies are apt for this situation.

  1. If you are looking for a shortcut method to kill your relationship, LIE to him — Anonymous
  1. When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true. — Cheryl Hughes
  1. If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today. — Bruce Lee
  1. The strength of truth lies in love and the strength of love lies in truth. — Pandurang Shastri Athavale
  1. When your partner is asking you to tell the truth, listen to him. He probably knows it already. — Anonymous
  1. Don’t disrespect me, lie about it, and then come smile in my face and act like nothing’s wrong. — Scottie Pippen
  1. Lying to your lover is the cruelest way in which you can show them you don’t care. — Anonymous
  1. Because even if the lie is beautiful, the truth is what you face in the end. — Lauren DeStefano
  1. If you would like for your husband to spin you a web of lies and not respect you with the truth, go ahead, lie to him. — Anonymous
  1. A lie may comfort today and kill tomorrow. A truth hurts today and strengthens tomorrow. — Anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you deal with a liar in a relationship?

Be calm, and understand the facts first. Secondly, if the lies are damaging your relationship, it is essential to discourage lying and confront them about the possible reasons and consequences of this behavior.

2. Are lies okay in a relationship?

At times, your partner could be resorting to little lies not to hurt your feelings. However, it depends on the situation’s intensity and why they are lying to you. If you feel it is deteriorating your relationship, you must have a detailed conversation not to let this habit cause future problems with your partner.

A relationship lasts only when both the partners are honest and transparent. Trust takes years to build, and a single lie can break it into pieces. So choose the bitter truth over a sweet lie because the bubble of lies won’t last long.

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