“All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.”
-Robert Southey 1774-1843
Iago is a fictional character in Shakespeare’s Othello who entangles everyone around him in a web of lies to serve his own purpose.
I find that if you listen twice as hard as you speak you tend to weed out the reptiles. If you look hard enough you may even catch a glimpse of their tongue just splitting at the end.