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Cheating is more honorable than stealing. 

—German proverb

Children and fools cannot lie. 

—John Heywood, 1546

Men were born to lie, and women to believe them.

—John Gay, 1728

If you find excrement somewhere in the village, the chief was the one who put it there.

—Congolese proverb

If you steal, do not steal too much at a time. You may be arrested. Steal cleverly, little by little.

—Mobutu Sese Seko, 1991

Credulity forges more miracles than trickery could invent.

—Joseph Joubert, 1811

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

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

—Lord Byron, 1822

In most cases men willingly believe what they wish.

—Julius Caesar, 52 BC
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