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JK Will
The Red and the Green Stamps


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Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli- who?
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Cat Grey
Happy Holly Days


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I was going to suggest Bartlett's familiar quotations (there's a version of it at http://www.bartleby.com/99/ ) but 'lies' gets used as a verb an awful lot. This is one of those times where the hardcopy of the text has a definite advantage over the online search.

Cat 'and my copy of it is in a box at home' Grey


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Kiwibird
The Red and the Green Stamps


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Got it in 30 seconds with a ragingsearch phrase search. This site attributes it to Disraeli, and gives the full quote as:
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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Kiwibird
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Dr. Winston O'Boogie
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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This is, of course, the ultimate Actuarial quote. My copy of the Oxford book of Quotations lists Disraeli, as attributed by Twain - meaning the only time it appeared in print was when Twain said Disraeli said it.

PT "Ask an Actuary" Vroman

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