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Throw dirt enough, and some will stick persistent slander will in the end be believed. Saying recorded from the mid 17th century; a similar Latin proverb is, ‘calumniare fortiter, et aliquid adhaerebit [slander strongly and some will stick].’

See also we must eat a peck of dirt before we die.

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