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Mark Twain: "...but bad news has travelled around the world before you get your shoes on"
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I need the exact quote. It relates to how slow truth/bad news is as opposed to the speed of a lie or bad news.
 
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"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."

Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


Incidentally, Churchill famously quoted it some years later.

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Stella Splendens
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The quote is attributed to Twain, but without any verification or citation.

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Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well~Peter Ustinov
 
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