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Falsehood Quotes

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Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Values

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The priest is the personification of falsehood.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

 

Everyone, when there's war in the air,
learns to live in a new element: falsehood.
- Jean Giraudoux

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would
do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
- Aleister Crowley

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken,
and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle,
unless the testimony be of such a kind,
that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the
fact which it endeavors to establish.
- David Hume

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
- Hosea Ballou

The truth cannot be asserted without denouncing the falsehood.
- Leslie Stephen

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth;
inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
- Tryon Edwards

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth,
and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
- William Shenstone

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
- George Eliot

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there.
Is there some truth out there? Yes.
Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely.
- Jeff Gannon

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible
to falsehood than to truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
- Hosea Ballou

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
- Thomas Paine

The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth may very well
be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.
It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing
else but a lie reduced to practice,
and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey

In argument, truth always prevails finally;
in politics,
falsehood always.
- Walter Savage Landor

Truth, like light, blinds.
Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight
that enhances every object.
- Albert Camus

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide.
In the conflict of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side.
- James Russell Lowell

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established,
that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
- Blaise Pascal

We have to live today by what truth we can get today
and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
- William James

Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil,
that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.
- Anthony Collins

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.
- Abu Bakr

Our analysis of truth and falsehood,
or of the nature of judgment,
is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
- Charles D. Broad

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Falsehood is a perennial spring.
- Edmund Burke

Time passes, and little by little everything that we
have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
- Marcel Proust

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay;
falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
- Tacitus

A nation that is afraid to let its people
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts,
and will always bear up against falsehood,
as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations,
but truth has only one mode of being.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is
generally promoting a falsehood,
isn't it?
- Anthony Hope

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

The main cause is a pernicious falsehood propagated against her being,
namely that she is inferior by her nature.
Inferior in what? What has man ever done that woman,
under the same advantages could not do?
- Ernestine Rose

We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us,
they will all be used.
And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us.
We shall arm.
We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance,
and force with force, if need be.
- Denis Kearney

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn
declaration it was disregarded,
and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years,
was destroyed by the Act of Union.
Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud,
by treachery and falsehood.
- John Edward Redmond

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.
Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality.
Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself,
so the weary travelers may find repose.
- Czeslaw Milosz

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things,
but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
- Hesiod

Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
- Samuel P. Huntington

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.
- Anne Sullivan

It is astonishing what force, purity,
and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
- Margaret Fuller

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more
value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true;
Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
- Alexander Pope

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths,
but usually quarrel among themselves.
- Daniel Webster

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

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.
- William Cobbett

What is the difference between unethical and ethical
advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public;
ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution
is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat
after one another till they pass into commonplaces,
but which all experience refutes.
- John Stuart Mill

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus


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