Quotations on Falsehood

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Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, May, Silence)

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Falsehood, May)

Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
- Charles D. Broad
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Falsehood, Judgment)

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Light, Twilight)

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, May, Oil, Water)

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Trust, Truth, Falsehood, Man)

Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.
- Anthony Collins
(Keywords: Truth, Evil, Falsehood, Respect)

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Truth, Accuracy, Falsehood, First)

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Man, Mind)

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: Truth, Darkness, Falsehood, Light)

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
- William James
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Today, Tomorrow)

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Truth, Knowledge, Difference, Falsehood, Gold, Man, Will)

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Lying, World)

We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be.
- Denis Kearney
(Keywords: Defeat, Defiance, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gold, Will)

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
(Keywords: Truth, People, Ideas, Values, American, Facts, Falsehood, Nation, Open)

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
(Keywords: Truth, People, Falsehood, Nation, Open)

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.
- James Russell Lowell
(Keywords: Truth, Conflict, Evil, Falsehood, Nation)

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Contempt, Falsehood, May, Reality)

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Evil, Falsehood, Hatred)

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.
- John Edward Redmond
(Keywords: Act, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gentlemen, Irish, Parliament, Treachery, Years)

The main cause is a pernicious falsehood propagated against her being, namely that she is inferior by her nature. Inferior in what? What has man ever done that woman, under the same advantages could not do?
- Ernestine Rose
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Cause, Falsehood, Man, Woman)

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand
(Keywords: Faith, Cruelty, Direction, Falsehood, Stupidity, Vanity)

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Keywords: Truth, Being, Falsehood, Infinity)

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey
(Keywords: Life, Lie, Deception, Falsehood, Nothing, Practice, Words)

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
- Tacitus
(Keywords: Truth, Delay, Falsehood, Haste, Uncertainty)

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Keywords: Truth, Darkness, Doubt, Falsehood, Light)

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Logic, World)

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