All is fair in love and war?

Where did this quote originate and what is the story behind this. Is this how it was originally written? Thanks in advance for any answers.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    It's the politer version of the one that ends;

    ,,,,but,do unto others,first.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It traces its origin back to John Lyly's 'Euphues' (1578).

    The quote was

    "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war."

    John Lyly was a Renaissance English poet and playwright.

    See link below.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Shakespeare was the genius behind this quote. It was from Romeo and Juliet. Just google it and will get any info u want!!

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