Quotation Explorer - 'Pretense'

Adopting the language of a pretense only serves to ease participation in it. - Bartok, Last Knights
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- - Thomas Jefferson
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself - Maya Angelou
We violated each other’s boundaries with verbal missiles of anger disguised in the pretense of just kidding. - David W. Earle
The conquest of the earth... is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only... not a sentimental pretense but an idea. - Joseph Conrad
Pretense has created so many good men. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Pretense cannot sustain blind power. - Dejan Stojanovic
Employment is an employee’s kissing of an employer’s ass. A salary is the employer’s pretense to be cleaning his ass. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. - Adyashanti
Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot. - Eugene O'Neill
It's way too easy to see the real face of a person. They're amiable and full of pretense when they want something from you, but the minute you don't give in, back away or put yourself first (like they do) is the minute they show you who they really are. - Donna Lynn Hope
Jealousy - that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. - Havelock Ellis
Biblical spirituality means powerlessness, living without embellishment or pretense, free to be faithful in the gospel, and free from anxiety about effectiveness or similar illusions of success. - William Stringfellow
I know you don't think that any tongue I speak is mine; it must be rented. I am always denial, or pretense. A child born mid-flight has no nation. I can pull on either culture, but they always melt like a dream, trickle away, water on the oiled pelt of foreign. - Jasmine Ann Cooray
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