Saturday, May 23, 2020

The consequences of lying

If liars are convicted of lying, they will suffer nothing worse than their actual lot, while if they succeed in deceiving you they will be rid of their present troubles. Yet surely such men as these, whether accusers or witnesses, should win no credit, when they have a great profit to make for themselves by their statements concerning others. Lysias. For Callias. Speech 5. Section 4.

Image: Geta (co-emperor with Caracalla) dying in his mother's arms by Jacques-Augustin-Catherine Pajou (1766-1828) courtesy of Wikimedia Commons contributor José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro.
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