The greatest traitor has always resembled an honest man and the greatest falsehood comes across as truth.
Righteousness and evil cannot be discerned by their appearance.
People have decided wrongly about me in the past.
Today they still misjudge me,
and may continue to do so in the future
However, I shall remain myself.
I have never cared about others misjudging me
Did Cao Cao say that? In what context? Is it fictional?
Who was Cao Cao? Cao Cao was the last prime minister of the Han Dynasty and usually remembered as the king of Wei, one of China's Three Kingdoms. After his death, his son toppled the Xian Emperor and established the Wei dynasty.
Why do I seriously doubt the quote? I do not know the source. I've read the whole Romance of Three Kingdoms and I do not remember him saying this.
Searching the web only shows that he supposedly said this but not the source.
I want to know more context.