Quotation Explorer - 'Falsehood'

When a falsehood is coveted long enough, it becomes the truth that sustains its own existence. - E.B. Hudspeth
"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."[Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)] - Louis D. Brandeis
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth. - Mikhail Bakunin
Telling the truth to yourself is Integrity; Telling the truth to others is Honesty; Telling the truth with no fear or intimidation is Bravity and being free from falsehood is Purity! - Israelmore Ayivor
Truth leads to good deeds, and good deeds lead to Paradise. Falsehood leads to evil deeds, and evil deeds lead to the Fire. - Anonymous
Those suffering from terminal falsehood seek out each other, like a drunk seeks out a wall so that he doesn't fall down. - Stefan Molyneux
It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. - Adrian Rogers
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
You can never be really sure of how much you believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you. - C.S. Lewis
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others. - Arnold Bennett
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 word 'religion' has acquired a very bad name among those who really love truth, justice, charity. It also exhales the musty odor of sanctimony and falsehood. - Luther Burbank
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. - C.S. Lewis
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water."~ ~ - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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 insidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. - Tacitus
It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another". - Cicero
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. - Miguel de Cervantes
Falsehood of a good man is better than truth of a bad one. - Raheel Farooq
we have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood - William James
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. - William Shakespeare
Who hateth me but for my happiness? Or who is honour'd now but for his wealth? Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus, Than pitied in a Christian poverty; For I can see no fruits in all their faith, But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride, Which methinks fits not their profession. - Christopher Marlowe
The armour of falsehood is subtly wrought out of darkness, and hides a man not only from others, but from his own soul. - E. M. Forster
You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood. The opposite of a great truth is another truth. - Niels Bohr
It's really hard to deal with a narrow-minded people that have a limited sphere of thinking, what ever you tell him/herwill be twisted into falsehood, the truth will be lost and will ruin everything. - Bradley B. Dalina
Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless one loves the truth, he cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun. - Leonardo da Vinci
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