Quotes Uncovered: How Lies Travel

C.H. Spurgeon, back in 1859: “A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.”

This line is often credited to Mark Twain and Winston Churchill (I credited Churchill the other day), but it looks like Spurgeon put the notion into this form first. And what an ironic quote for which to have to post a correction.

Thursday, 26 December 2013