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Letter "F" » falsehoods
«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»
«It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.»
«Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves»
«Falsehoods which we spurn today, were the truths of long ago»
«Malice, in its false witness, promotes its tale with so cunning a confusion, so mingles truths with falsehoods, surmises with certainties, causes of no moment with matters capital, that the accused can absolutely neither grant nor deny, plead innocen»
Author: Sir Philip Sidney
, false witness
, moment of truth
, The Accused
«He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors»
«'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.»
«It is easy to talk of sitting at home contented, when others are seeing or making shows. But not to have been where it is supposed, and seldom supposed falsely, that all would go if they could; to be able to say nothing when everyone is talking; to have no opinion when everyone is judging; to hear exclamations of rapture without power to depress; to listen to falsehoods without right to contradict, is, after all, a state of temporary inferiority, in which the mind is rather hardened by stubbornness, than supported by fortitude. If the world be worth winning let us enjoy it, if it is to be despised let us despise it by conviction. But the world is not to be despised but as it is compared with something better.»
Author: Samuel Johnson
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, talk show
, temporary state
, The Rapture
«Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history»
«If we believe that he (Jesus Christ) really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanisms, which his biographers father upon him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the early and the»