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Posted by John White on May 09, 2009 at 07:27

I would like to know the origins of the following four often-used sayings or idioms or punch-lines, for which Googling failed to provide origins in spite of thousands of results. Can anyone help me, please?:

"The Devil always looks after his own"
(This one has a similar purport to "Only the good die young", which has previously been given an origin here.)

"In war, Truth is always the first casualty"

"Lies get halfway around the world before Truth can even get its/his running-shoes on"

"With friends like him, who needs enemies?"