Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)
“‘Murder will out.’ We see it day by day.
Murder’s a foul, abominable treason,
So loathsome to God’s justice, to God’s reason,
He will not suffer its concealment. True,
Things may lie hidden for a year or two,
But still ‘Murder will out,’ that’s my conclusion.”
- From The Canterbury Tales (The Nun’s Priest’s Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill (Penguin Classics, 2003).