Russian proverb of the week

Лучше горькая правда, чем сладкая ложь

With accent marks:

Лу́чше го́рькая пра́вда, чем сла́дкая ложь.


Bitter truth is better than sweet lies.


This proverb does not need an explanation. Knowing the truth, even the bitter one, is always better than believing the sweet lies.

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