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Dying men speak true

Possible interpretation: When people are about to die, they usually tell the truth.

Note: A quotation from English poet Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) is similar in meaning: "Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."

Quick Quiz:

The saying "Dying men speak true" suggests that when somebody is near death you should
  1. believe what they say
  2. not believe what they say
  3. ignore what they say

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