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The Torah in Shemos 23:7 writes:

מִדְּבַר־שֶׁ֖קֶר תִּרְחָ֑ק

Keep far from talking lies

Thus we have a Torah injunction to stay away from falsehood.

The Gemara in Shabbos 104a adds:

שֶׁקֶר מְקָרְבָן מִילֵּיהּ

Falsehood is easily found

In the same way the Hebrew word for falsehood - "שֶׁקֶר" is made up of letter that balance on one point, as opposed to the word for truth - "אמת" which has letters with solid bases, falsehood is often something that is precariously balanced and often does not stay secret for long.