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George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950+1
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904+1
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.
Russian composer 1882-1971+1
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
English crime writer 1920-2014+1
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
French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-18140
''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
American poet 1907-19730
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
English writer 1707-17540
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!
Persian astronoom, poet 1048-11310
A hair divides what is false and true.
Sir Isaac Newton
British scientist, mathematician 1642-17270
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
French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-16420
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.
All words are part true and part false.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
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.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-16260
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
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
English poet 1788-18240
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)