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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    Russian composer 1882-1971
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    I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    ''Sex'' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
  • Omar Khayyam
    Omar Khayyam
    Persian astronoom, poet 1048-1131
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    A hair divides what is false and true.
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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    A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    A virtuous and well-disposed person, like a good metal, the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved: wrongs may well try him, and touch him, but cannot imprint in him any false stamp.
  • Master Kahn
    Master Kahn
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    All words are part true and part false.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    Believe a woman or an epitaph,
    Or any other thing that's false, before
    You trust in critics, who themselves are sore.
    Source: English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers (1809)
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