Quotes of falsehood

  1. Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be equally outraged by silence. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  2. Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable. – Hosea Ballou
  3. The opposite of a fact is falsehood but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. – Niels Bohr
  4. 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
  5. Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood as oil does above water. – Miguel de Cervantes
  6. Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood as does oil above water. – Miguel de Cervantes
  7. Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood – Tryon Edwards
  8. Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. – George Eliot
  9. As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there. Is there some truth out there? Yes. Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely. – Jeff Gannon
  10. Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood isn't it? – Anthony Hope
  11. In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always. – Walter Savage Landor
  12. 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
  13. It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance. – Thomas Paine
  14. Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. – Marcel Proust
  15. The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for falsehood

  1. " She is not false," said Harry; " if there be falsehood it is mine." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. Most likely she's been writing him some base falsehood – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  3. A falsehood would settle everything, send Cardonnel off the field, and clear all possibility of losing the " best match of the season." – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  4. 10. So is used before as; with an adjective or an adverb, to limit the degree by comparison: as, " How can you descend to a thing so base as falsehood – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I have heard this story before, sir, and I have furnished myself with proofs of its falsehood – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. As, however, we hear nothing of the kind, his assertion is a schoolboy " Peto veniam exeundi," the first falsehood that occurs to the boy. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  7. Nay, keep back the falsehood I see rising to thy lips. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  8. Can you forgive the falsehood – The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I by Sophia Reeve
  9. Victor, when falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness? – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  10. Not until I was forced to do so, would I believe that even her falsehood in the matter meant that she herself was guilty. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  11. Far better it is to face the truth than to escape by a pleasant falsehood – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  12. Even so thought I. The news of his falsehood and of his death at the hands of the wronged lover, came to me in my convent retreat at the same time, and I heard no more of him from that day to this, when I have again seen him in the flesh. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. Thus Nejdanov thought, and he did not himself suspect how much truth and how much falsehood there lay in his reflections. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  14. But we need not inquire what were his thoughts; perhaps, they were of the scenes he had witnessed in his travels; perhaps of Theresa's falsehood and there is a possibility of their having been of the fair portrait he had so quickly taken of Donna Clara. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Now she stammered out,- " But, sir"- " Perhaps you dislike telling a falsehood – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. She was incapable of telling him a falsehood – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  17. No being can state a falsehood in saying, 'I am; ' for no one can utter this, if it is not true. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. Of Godfrey's falsehood who can witness bear? – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  19. It is an absurd position because it is a false position; but it is merely the penalty of falsehood – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  20. One voice alone of all that sound on earth, Is hateful to the soul, and full of pain,- The voice of falsehood – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke