We often find ourselves in situations when we have to choose between truth and a lie. Although the choice should be easy, that is not always the case.
The truth is the right path, and it is always welcome, but sometimes lies can seem necessary. In some circumstances, you may choose to tell a small lie to prevent someone from worrying unnecessarily, or becoming sad.
If you have to lie, even for good intentions, you must be careful because one lie usually demands more lies to cover-up.
Below is a collection of TV series quotes that will give you more insight about truth and lies.
The truth is neither here nor there. It’s the look of the thing that matters.Violet Crawley, Downton Abbey
Telling the truth is never simple or easy. Why, only the best of us ever really try.Doris Urich, Daredevil
The truth is only relative to what you can earn from a lie.Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter, Only Fools and Horses
If you want to keep people around, you have to tell them the truth once in a while.Mattie Hawkins, Humans
The secret to every great lie is it has to run parallel to the truth.Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez, Luke Cage
The toughest lies are not the ones we tell ourselves, but the ones we tell those we love to keep them out of harm’s way.Owen Hall, Quantico
There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.Francis Underwood, House of Cards
When a liar gets caught in a lie, they don’t come clean. They build a bigger lie.Marius Josipovic, Sneaky Pete
The truth matters. Even if it’s just heard out loud. Even if it’s just heard once.Althea, Fear the Walking Dead
People can lie and still be telling the truth. Nobody’s a hundred percent of any one thing.Diane Lockhart, The Good Fight
When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.Jon Snow, Game of Thrones
People think being alone is the scariest thing in the world. They’re wrong. Lying to yourself is far worse.Sidney Pierce, Gypsy
When everyone lies, telling the truth isn’t just rebellion. It’s an act of revolution. So think carefully when you speak it, because the truth is a weapon.Takeshi Kovacs, Altered Carbon
The truth is a complicated companion, never quite behaving as you expect.Mr. Gold, Once Upon a Time
The truth isn’t always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst. It’s somewhere in between. But it deserves to be heard and remembered. The truth will out, like someone said once. It remains.Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why
When you refuse to tell people the truth, Mr. Amberson, you deny them their dignity.Mia Mimi Corcoran, 11.22.63
If you go looking for the truth, get the whole thing. It’s like a good f***. Half is worse than none at all.Maeve Millay, Westworld
Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid.Valery Legasov, Chernobyl