Even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as an honest man can be tortured into telling a lie.
There is nothing that God hates so much as a liar.
Men should die for lies. But the truth is too precious to die for.
Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one become aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand to be produced immediately.