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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Falsehood
 
  Falsehood, like a nettle, stings those who meddle with it.
            —Anonymous
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  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
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  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
  3
  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
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  To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a sabre: for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
            —Sadi
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  Falsehood, like the dry-rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.
            —Richard Whately
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