"They used to call the devil the father of lies. But for someone whose sin is meant to be pride, you'd think that lying would leave something of a sour taste. So my theory is that when the devil wants to get something out of you, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to hell."
But ’tis strange;
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray's
In deepest consequence—
—>— Banquo, Macbeth
"Do you know what a Dalek is, Van Statten? A Dalek is honest. It does what it was born to do for the survival of its species. That creature in your dungeon is better than you."
— The Doctor, Doctor Who
Deception is only necessary for those like you to achieve their objectives.
I play with my cards face up.
Isn't it funny how during our various matches, I can tell you what my moves will be in advance, and still win?
— Doc Scratch, Homestuck
Antimony: Are you going to tell me not to believe his lies?
Ms. Jones: Coyote is no liar. Therein lies the danger.
"Lie? Me? Never. The truth is much more fun."
—Captain Hook, Hook
"And when at last the police came by,
And when at last the police came by,
Her little pranks she did not deny.
To do so she would have had to lie,
And lying, she knew, was a sin, a sin,
Lying, she knew, was a sin."
—Tom Lehrer, "The Irish Ballad"