William Shakespeare quote about truth from King John - Whose tongue soe'er speaks false, not truly speaks; who speaks not truly, lies.
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Whose tongue soe'er speaks false, not truly speaks; who speaks not truly, lies.
 William Shakespeare, King John (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source King John
Topic truth lies
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written around 1596
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1110/pg1110.txt

Context

“Not for my life; but yet I dare defend
My innocent life against an emperor. SALISBURY. Thou art a murderer.
Hubert. Do not prove me so.
Yet I am none. Whose tongue soe'er speaks false,
Not truly speaks; who speaks not truly, lies. PEMBROKE. Cut him to pieces.
BASTARD. Keep the peace, I say.
SALISBURY. Stand by, or I shall gall you, Faulconbridge.
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