I can't recall a time in my life when I've lied, and wasn't subsequently forgiven. (One never gets away with it.)
And what's more - I can't recall a time when I ever spoke an uncomfortable truth, and WAS forgiven.
Tell me friends - when you speak the truth that no one wants to hear, are you respect or reviled? And when you tell a facile lie, are you shamed and cast out, or merely forgiven?