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A liar ought to have a good memory proverbial saying, mid 16th century; 1st century ad in Latin, in the writings of the rhetorician Quintilian (c. 35–c. 96 ad).

liar paradox the paradox involved in a speaker's statement that he or she is lying or is a (habitual) liar, as in the statement by a Cretan that all Cretans are liars; by this definition, if he is a Cretan, then what he says cannot be true, and Cretans are honest.

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