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Re: Truth lives at the bottom of a well

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 28, 2008 at 12:24:

In Reply to: Truth lives at the bottom of a well posted by robbert veerman on March 26, 2008 at 10:36:

: you don't seem to list" truth lives at the bottom of a well". is its origin known?
: An australian fish was called Veritas by gilbert whiteley because it was discovered in a well.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable says that "this expression has been attributed to Heraclitus, Cleanthes, Democritus the Derider, and others". (VSD)