Quotes: falsehoods

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  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret Fuller
    American writer 1810-1850
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    It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
  • Anne Sullivan
    Anne Sullivan
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    It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.
  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    British journalist 1762-1835
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    The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
  • Hesiod
    Hesiod
    Greek poet 8th century BC
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    We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
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