"The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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We hold this truth to be self evident :-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    the 16th Amendment...now there's a lie told well.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Exactly right, J Carlton.
     -- jim k, austin     
    We have been born into a world of delusion -- and anyone who challenges our prejudices and superstitions is considered a threat. It is dangerous to be right when the majority is wrong...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- james dearing, centre hall, pa      
    May have been humor at one time. Now it is just real. No longer funny.
     -- warren, olathe     
    Especially possible with the corrupt in government. Problem is no one really wants to know the truth; falsity is preferred if it helps one to sleep better and government knows it.
     -- Judith, Corrales, NM     
    It seems to reflect whats going on in our town halls recently. Now, did Richard III kill the two Princes? Its like if you tell (or hear) a lie enough times it becomes the truth
     -- RBESRQ     
    Sometimes the myth is more powerful and useful than the truth. Of course the myth is not necessarily a lie, but a "truth" well told.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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