I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences, you are to tell the truth.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
Comment (13 Jun 1784)

In James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
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