Quotes by false
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George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904
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.
Joseph De Maistre
French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
Russian composer 1882-1971
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.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
Lack of knowledge concerning all the factors and the failure to include them in our integral imposes false conclusions.Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
P. D. James
English crime writer 1920-2014
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.
French poet 1871-1945
That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
French film director 1907-
The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
''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.
French philosopher 1909-1943
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
English writer 1707-1754
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 1048-1131
A hair divides what is false and true.
Sir Isaac Newton
British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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 1585-1642
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.