William Makepeace Thackeray about truth (“Vanity Fair”, 1847) - When one fib becomes due as it were, you must forge another to take up the old acceptance; and so the stock of your lies in circulation inevitably multiplies, and the danger of detection increases every day.
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When one fib becomes due as it were, you must forge another to take up the old acceptance; and so the stock of your lies in circulation inevitably multiplies, and the danger of detection increases every day.
 William Makepeace ThackerayVanity Fair (1847). copy citation

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