Quotation Explorer - 'Pretends'

Every sport pretends to be literature. . . - Alistair Cooke
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - Erma Bombeck
The soul knows full well (even though it pretends to forget many times) that it must render account to the paternal soil. I do not say "fatherland", I say "paternal soil". The paternal soil is something deeper, more modest, more reserved, and is composed of age-old pulverized bones. - N. Kazantzakis
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil---the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be. - William George Jordan
Memory is a sly devil that pretends to wear the cloak of truth, but deceives us both in our youth and our age. - Harley King
No one knows your success or failure best than your enemy who pretends to be your greatest friend. - Auliq Ice
A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. - Aristotle
Stripped of its arrogance, its desire to make off with half of the patrimony and never be seen again, history belongs at the family table. If theology, the older brother, pretends not to need or notice him it will be a sign that he has forgotten, after all, who his father is. - N.T. Wright
Man is mortal. This is his fate. Man pretends not to be mortal. That is his sin. Man is a creature of time and place, whose perspectives and insights are invariably conditioned by his immediate circumstances. - Sylvan Barnet
Cutting out drama... Healthy mind and body choices... Intent followed by action... Keeping real friends and letting go of the pretends... Livin' clean for Twenty Seventeen! - Steve Maraboli
The best way to see majesty is to strip away everything that pretends to be majestic so that which is fake wholly collapses in the face of that which is majestic. And God in a manger is likely the most remarkable example we have of such a monumental truth. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he _becomes_ polite. - Jean Kerr
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. - Sir Winston Churchill
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