間違った事を言うのは単なるあやまりにすぎないが真実に気付きながら口をつぐむ事.それは犯罪である.

15:54 Mar 17, 2008
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Art/Literary - Philosophy
Japanese term or phrase: 間違った事を言うのは単なるあやまりにすぎないが真実に気付きながら口をつぐむ事.それは犯罪である.
A client says this is a famous quotation of Galileo.

Anybody know what this might be?
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4Uttering a falsehood is simply an error, but knowing that and keeping silent about it is a sin.
Alan Thwaits, PhD (X)
3Expressing a mistaken idea, is just an error; but shutting one's mouth having realized about .....
Angel Yamada


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Expressing a mistaken idea, is just an error; but shutting one's mouth having realized about .....


Explanation:
Expressing a mistaken idea, is just an error; but shutting one's mouth having realized about what is certainly true, is a crime.

Angel Yamada
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Native speaker of: Spanish
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1100 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Uttering a falsehood is simply an error, but knowing that and keeping silent about it is a sin.


Explanation:
The original quote was in Italian. There is no authentic English translation. The target term has a character limit. Here is a more complete translation:

Uttering a falsehood is simply an error, but knowing that it is an error and keeping silent, that is a sin.

Alan Thwaits, PhD (X)
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