Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Byron's Letters and Journals, entry for Nov. 28, 1813, vol. 3, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1974).
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