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  • Dissimulation, even the most innocent in its nature, is ever productive of embarrassment; whether the design is evil or not, artifice is always dangerous and almost inevitably disgraceful.


Added redirects from "Lie" and "Lies." Was looking for the quote by Plato or Aristotle about only the leaders of states being afforded the luxury of lying. Google and Wikiquote have turned up nothing, so I may be mistaken about the source. -- 15:25, 27 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

See Plato, Republic: "Noble lie" (also in Wikipedia).