ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies

ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies

If you want the truth, better not ask directly. Listed in the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, this saying recurs throughout 150 years of English literature, from Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer (1773), in which the lies are “fibs,” to George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman (1903).
See also: ask, lie, no, tell