Quotation of the Moment: FitzRoy Somerset, 4th Baron Raglan

On rumour, truth and falsehood:

“It is often said that ‘there is no smoke without fire.’ What those who use this expression mean by it is that their wish to believe any story or part of a story makes it historically true. They never apply it to a story which they know to be historically untrue, however much ‘smoke’ it may have emitted.” (Preface to The Hero)

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~ by mrprestney on January 19, 2009.

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