He was moderately truthful towards men, but to women lied like a Cretan.
A magical portal opened inside my mind and conducted me into an astonishing world. ... Before this moment I had divined but had never known with such positiveness that the world is extremely large and that suffering and toil are the companions and fellow warriors not only of Cretan, but of every man. ... that by means of poetry all this suffering and effort could be transformed into dream; no matter how much of the ephemeral existed, poetry could immortalize it by turning it into song.Nikos Kazantzakis
As it is in the proverb, played Cretan against Cretan.Plutarch
Let Nepos place Cæretan wine on table, and you will deem it Setine. But he does not give it to all the world; he drinks it only with a trio of friends.
As it is in the proverb, played Cretan against Cretan.
Playing the Cretan with the Cretans (i.e. lying to liars).Plutarch