A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.
 Honoré de Balzac, Letters of Two Brides (1841). copy citation

Author Honoré de Balzac
Source Letters of Two Brides
Topic words duplicity
Date 1841
Language English
Note Translated by R. S. Scott
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1941/1941-h/1941-h.htm


“Nothing, it seems, will teach the Liberals what a king is. This particular Bourbon has been long known to me; and the more His Majesty assured me of his protection, the stronger grew my suspicions. A true Spaniard has no need to repeat a promise. A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.
Valdez took ship on an English vessel. For myself, no sooner did I see the cause of my beloved Spain wrecked in Andalusia, than I wrote to the steward of my Sardinian estate to make arrangements for my escape.” source
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