Lies spread faster than the truth

Don’t be so quick to believe what you hear because lies spread faster than the truth.

People always find lies more exciting and thrilling that the truth. Lies are like a virus that spreads easily around and contaminates the truth, making it impossible for people to separate actual facts from malicious rumors.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. – Henry Louis Mencken

The truth is rarely simple, yet this does not mean that we should give up on telling the truth. The fact that the truth is complex is not an excuse to resort to comfortable lies. Lies can disguise themselves as truth but eventually, the truth comes to light.

Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected. – Mahatma Gandhi

An important aspect of communicating the truth is learning how to be sensible about it. Truths, especially controversial ones, must always be communicated with gentle respect and affection otherwise, the message will never be received with the attention it deserves.