Lying is not telling the truth, but it also comes in a series of degrees of lying. Lies range from the 'white lie' told with good intentions, to the full lie, denying the truth entirely. A lie is in fact a statement describing a non existent situation, either by denying a fact or by inventing a false fact.
Examples of Lying:
|Is that a mule on your skin?
The old 'paradox, 'If I say I'm a liar, how would you know I'm telling the truth?' describes the contradictory and self defeating nature of lying: If telling the truth, the liar is lying, therefore telling the truth, and therefore not a liar, which is incorrect, and not what the liar intended to say, disproving even the concept of the statement. |