Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler, (1835-1902) Victorian-era English author

Samuel Butler Quote

“I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.”

Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
~ Samuel Butler

Note-Books, 1912

Ratings and Comments

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Lying is calculated inaccuracy, malign by its very nature.

Inaccuracy that is not a matter of calculation is not malign, but can be
irksome, no doubt.

E Archer, NYC

I get it.  The journalist does not intend to tell lies, but publishing inaccuracies 'truthfully' is even worse.


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