1. Honesty may not always pay, but lying always costs.
2. Trust is a tower, built stone by stone, lies take stones from the bottom.
3. There is no security in secrecy; every undiscovered lie is a live landmine.
4. Lies breed a bodyguard of new lies to protect themselves.
5. Lies look very different to the person lied to than the person telling the lie.
6. Rationalizing, justifying or trying to minimize a lie only deepens distrust.
7. When we are lied to we wonder: “What else have you lied to me about?”
8. It only takes one lie to make you a liar or distrust someone who lied to you.
9. Apologies for lying help but they can’t remove the scar or heal the wound.
10. You can’t disguise lies in half-truths or silence; a lie is a lie. 11. Lying is not only dishonest; it’s disrespectful. 12. When you lie to a liar your still a liar.
– Michael Josephson
Worth reading: Importance of Trust and the insidiousness of Lying http://goo.gl/txB4TZ
Article on Trust and Integrity: Why is it So Hard http://goo.gl/P9x7mE
Poster on Lying http://goo.gl/fTfKcq