Quotes: exaggeration

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  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    By speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration.
  • Envy pierces more in the restriction of praises than in the exaggeration of its criticisms.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
    Baltasar Gracian
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    Exaggeration is a prodigality of the judgment which shows the narrowness of one's knowledge or one's taste.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
    Arianna Huffington
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    It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    Men of great conversational powers almost universally practice a sort of lively sophistry and exaggeration which deceives for the moment both themselves and their auditors.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
  • Bo Bennett
    Bo Bennett
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    Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
  • So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing. It's pushing the envelope. It's the truth of something through exaggeration.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.
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