Quotes: counterfeit

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  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Ah, Eugénie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
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    Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
    Marcel Proust
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    Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists - talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    The simulated approval and affection with which parents and teachers are often urged to solve behavior problems are counterfeit. So are flattery, backslapping, and many other ways of winning friends.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
  • Imamu Amiri Baraka
    Imamu Amiri Baraka
    African-American writer of poetry, drama and fiction 1934-2014
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    This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
    Honoré de Balzac
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    You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
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