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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Falsehood, like a nettle, stings those who meddle with it.
  A mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.
            —Francis Bacon
  Falsehood, like a drawing in perspective, will not bear to be examined in every point of view, because it is a good imitation of truth, as a perspective is of the reality, only in one.
            —C. C. Colton
  Falsehoods, like weeds, flourish without care. Weeds care nothing for soil or rain. They not only ask no help, but they almost defy destruction.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a sabre: for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
  Falsehood, like the dry-rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.
            —Richard Whately

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