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Letter "P" » pretension
«Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.»
«Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike»
«Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends»
«The person, who treads on the path of truth, refrains from deception, treachery, pretension, and remains untouched by falsehoods is never devoid of eternal joy. »
«He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself is a very great prejudice»
«After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
, drawing room
, field of battle
, The Faces
«The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy.»
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
, man of the world
, sharp tongue
, speaks in
, The Mark
, The Mark of
, The News