Quotes: falsehood

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  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for - they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
  • Delicacy is the coquetry of truth; fastidiousness is the prudery of falsehood.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.
  • 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.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
    Aleister Crowley
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    Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
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    In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.

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