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False history gets made all day, any day,
by Adrienne Rich

False history gets made all day, any day,
the truth of the new is never on the news.
- Adrienne Rich

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

The connections between and among women are the most feared,
the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
- Adrienne Rich

 

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

I keep coming back to you in my head,
but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
- Adrienne Rich

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
- Adrienne Rich

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Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language,
which is the power of our ultimate relationship to
everything in the universe.
- Adrienne Rich

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility
for more truth around her.
- Adrienne Rich

The repossession by women of our bodies will bring
far more essential change to human society than the
seizing of the means of production by workers.
- Adrienne Rich

They can rule the world while they can persuade us
our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide,
than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

Life on the planet is born of woman.
- Adrienne Rich

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill,
what and when to burn, or even how to theorize.
It reminds you...
where and when and how you are living and might live,
it is a wick of desire.
- Adrienne Rich

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- Adrienne Rich

The mother's battle for her child with sickness,
with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation
and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle,
waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

The worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Neale Donald Walsch

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based.
All tactics that are not based on this are false,
and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
- Herman Gorter

It is false to suggest that medical breakthroughs come
only through government research.
- Roger Wicker

You proceed from a false assumption:
I have no ego to bruise.
- Leonard Nimoy

I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between
science and the humanities is false.
- Clifford Geertz

If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.
- Dean Kamen

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered,
nor false because spoken magnificently.
- Saint Augustine

Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
- George Santayana

Sentences are not as such either true or false.
- J. L. Austin

If you think you've hit a false note,
sing loud.
When in doubt, sing loud.
- Robert Merrill

The elite media has been caught in so many lies because
of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded,
their circulation is down, and their profits are down.
- Geraldo Rivera

The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong.
Only true and false.
- Fiona Apple

Getting out of bed in the morning is an act of false confidence.
- Jules Feiffer

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
- Horace

You will find in politics that you are much exposed
to the attribution of false motive.
Never complain and never explain.
- Stanley Baldwin

Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued,
give a kind of credit to a false accusation.
- Philip Massinger

Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism,
not so much because I thought it was false,
I just decided there was nothing utopian about it.
- Henry Flynt

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions
and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
- Saul Bellow

The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.
- George Orwell

We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled.
The president has changed his reasons for being over
there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached.
- Cindy Sheehan

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an
affirmation of what is true,
but in the negation of that which is false.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything,
making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Eclecticism - every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
- F. H. Bradley

If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby,
it's false and useless.
- Crystal Eastman

I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued
from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.
- Robert Emmet


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