On another note, In my experience I have never lied to another individual to get them to see the truth. For some thick-skulled people it may take a couple of attempts but in foresight things I say is usually taken at face value.
The reason being is that I never lie to peers and comrades. I may be dishonest to authority from time to time to get away from self endangering situations. But in reality, I do not cater to peoples' feelings nor do I say things that are not just. People trust me because they know I only speak the truth.
The flips side to this trait is that sometimes I'm used as the control guinea pig for their truth seeking experiments. However, I'm not against this, since it's some kind of self initiated form of truth seeking... if I'm to serve as some kind of a 'standards' guide, so be it.
I don't believe that lies lead to anywhere except for more lies. Everybody will face reality at some point, even if they don't believe it to be true at the present moment. The best example I can think of is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. If you've never read it, then I'll summarize and conclude also, that personal experience unfolds the truth itself.