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And, after all, what is a lie? ’Tis but the truth in masquerade.

—Lord Byron, 1822

The poor man is ruined as soon as he begins to ape the rich.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

He that will cheat you at play, will cheat you any way.

—Thomas Fuller, 1732

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

 

—Tennessee Williams, 1953

There was no treachery too base for the world to commit.

—Virginia Woolf, 1927

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.

—Czeslaw Milosz, 1946

Alongside all swindlers the state now stands there as swindler-in-chief.

—Jacob Burckhardt, c. 1875

Credulity forges more miracles than trickery could invent.

—Joseph Joubert, 1811

Children and fools cannot lie. 

—John Heywood, 1546

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.

—Bill Clinton, 1996
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