"O, what a tangled web we weave,
when first we practice to deceive!"
by:
Sir Walter Scott
1st Baronet, FRSE (1771-1832) Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet
Source:
"Marmion", Canto VI, Stanza 17
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Oh, he said that, huh? You think he looked at his audience sideways and waved his hands, like Craig Fergeson, when he said it.
 -- David L Rosenthal      
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    Just look at the tax code and the federal budget... great quote!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
     -- dragon      
    hmmmm...I always thought that was Shakespeare.
     -- EGL, LA     
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     -- David L. Rosenthal      
    Wish I had given it thought more than 40 years ago
     -- David Irvine, Newcastle upon Tyne     
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     -- Elsie, Standish      
    How many birth certificates from different hospitals (and / or layers of photoshop) presented to the public does it take to rise to the level of "practice to deceive"? How many e-mails of a top secret nature needs be erased to rise to the level of "practice to deceive"?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     
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