There is a story about a wily bandit who was finally captured by the king's troopers. The king, a man fond of games and riddles, made the bandit a proposition. He told the bandit that he was allowed to make one statement. If that statement contained the truth he would be shot, if it contained a lie, hanged. The bandit, after some thought, said, "I am going to be hanged."
- From Organizational Paradoxes: Clinical Approches to Management by Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries