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  •  Attributed Incorrectly to Twain... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... but if Terry Pratchett claimed it as original, s/he was practicing self-referentiality.

    The earliest know usage (with boots) was a guy named Charles H. Spurgeon in the 1850s. (this Twainquotes site claims 1855, someone at claims 1859). says their source is the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, and that:

    The speed with which falsehood travels was a classical commonplace; e.g. [Virgil Aeneid iv. 174] Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius alium, Rumour, than whom no other evil thing is faster. This whole passage was imitated by Shakespeare in the Induction to Henry IV, Pt. 2 (1597-8).

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    Every relationship of domination, exploitation, or oppression is by definition violent. Dominator and dominated alike are reduced to things - the former dehumanized by an excess of power, the latter by a lack of it. And things cannot love.-Paulo Freire

    by samdiener on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:25:40 PM PDT

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