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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

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

"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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
- Edgar Degas

There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride
in German technical and business skills.
- Douglas Hurd

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

I don't have false teeth.
Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
- Carol Burnett

The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential;
my mother didn't feel dressed without them.
- Lorna Luft

In our natural state, we are glorious beings.
In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned,
slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
- Marianne Williamson

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!
- Henry Fielding

That which has been believed by everyone,
always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
- Paul Valery

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

The longest sword, the strongest lungs,
the most voices, are false measures of truth.
- Benjamin Whichcote

There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
- Titus Livius

We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one.
There is only one race, the human race.
- Dan Aykroyd

Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and
domination are synonymous with manliness.
- Kent Nerburn

It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false.
- Konrad Zuse

I could get into bed with James Bond,
then take my false leg off and it would really be a gun.
- Heather Mills

I am not unaware that leaders betray,
and sell out, and play false.
- Mary Harris Jones

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,
prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
- Jonathan Swift

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
- William R. Alger

We would be false to our trust if we allowed the time
it takes to give effect to constitutional rights to
be used as the very reason for taking away those rights.
- Frank Murphy

Instead of generating either unnecessary alarm or a
false sense of security regarding these fundamental issues,
the best course is to empower people with the truth.
- Dick Thornburgh

A blunt statement can be as false as any other.
- Mason Cooley

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

The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy,
but it's a bit false.
- Enya

Men will confess to treason, murder,
arson,
false teeth, or a wig.
How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

Whatever I do seems artificial and false,
to me.
- Jasper Johns

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
- H. P. Lovecraft

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.
- Igor Stravinsky

I'm fine, and my hips are fine.
My false knee is fine.
My false hips are fine.
Everything's cooking.
- Liza Minnelli

All generalizations are false, including this one.
- Alexander Chase

I was never directly pressured by peers,
but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting
with smoking provided a certain false comfort.
- Christy Turlington

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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views,
it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
- M. H. Abrams

Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times -
allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 -
I emphatically denounce such comments as false.
- Paul Crouch

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

One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often,
whether the statement be true of false.
It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
- Robert Collier

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself,
but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid
being deceived by false doctrines.
- Simone Weil

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial.
When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

True glory takes root, and even spreads;
all false pretences,
like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

False shame accompanies a man that is poor,
shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him;
shame is with poverty,
but confidence with wealth.
- Hesiod

Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power.
- Roxanne Dunbar

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from
x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality
so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron

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

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They are not predicated on the false conception that
the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people
are superior to other races.
- Emperor Hirohito

It is better to be true to what you believe,
though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe,
even if that belief is correct.
- Anna Howard Shaw

We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
- Jessamyn West


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