What is worse, telling lies or not speaking at all?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Telling lies is cowardly, destructive, malicious and/or weak.

    Cowardly because a liar is afraid of what would happen if people knew the truth.

    Destructive because it robs people of the ability to deal appropriately with the actual situation, and can lead to all kinds of inappropriate consequences. 

    Malicious because it misguides, manipulates, and deceives people.

    Weak because it's an easy way out of dealing with, and facing the truth.

    Not speaking at all can be the best thing that a person can do, or the last thing that a person should do. It can be cowardly and/or weak, but more often than not, it isn't malicious or destructive. 

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    As the old adage goes: "better to remain silent and seem a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If lies are told to protect the innocent then it's better than keeping quiet. 

    Not all lies are malicious. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    (Proverbs 6:16, 17) "There are six things that Jehovah hates; Yes, seven things that he detests: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,"

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Hear much say very little

    It's the best way in a situation.

    Lies wont' benefit anyone not even the liar, so at times it is best to remain silent as no ones knows what you are thinking.

  • 1 month ago

    Lying is worse.  .......

    Source(s): The New Testament (recommended reading)
  • 1 month ago

    What is worse, telling lies or not speaking at all?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Telling lies like Joe Liedon 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Since when was silence considered a bad thing to begin with?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Telling lies.                                       

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