Quotes of falsehoods

  1. The very hirelings of the press whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people have uttered falsehoods so long they have played off so many tricks that their budget seems at last to be quite empty – William Cobbett
  2. It is astonishing what force purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods – Margaret Fuller
  3. Partial truths or half -truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods – Samuel P. Huntington
  4. Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims Hence they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth – Samuel P. Huntington
  5. He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors – Thomas Jefferson
  6. A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods – Maurice Maeterlinck
  7. The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces but which all experience refutes – John Stuart Mill
  8. 'Tis not enough your counsel still be true Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do – Alexander Pope
  9. What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public – Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  10. 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 – Anne Sullivan

Usage examples for falsehoods

  1. If you had not eaten at my table assuredly I should have had your tongues cut out for speaking falsehoods about the blessed gods saying that this one and that of your companions was of their divine race – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  2. However even these falsehoods will tend to good – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  3. And we shall employ no falsehoods – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  4. My dear Dick cried Huish I give you my word that all in the future shall be square as you term it and I tell you this that if any man had spoken such falsehoods about my wife's brother I should have knocked him down – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  5. Gad what a pack of falsehoods that woman has poured into me – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. It is very wrong to tell falsehoods to children – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  7. Reginald said she sadly you are a naughty boy a disobedient boy to listen when your papa told you not and to tell me a pack of falsehoods – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. “ For my part I cannot see how truth is to result from the clash of contradictory falsehoods – America To-day, Observations and Reflections by William Archer
  9. They hope and believe it will excite due distrust of Brougham's representations and encourage others to expose his falsehoods – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  10. It is in our courts of justice where falsehoods prevail most and the longer they have been anywhere established the greater the degree of falsehood that prevails in them – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  11. The errors of insight are merely defects but the errors of statement may be positive falsehoods – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  12. The same falsehoods are acted – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  13. But now we find complicated with these truths other statements which we must need regard as falsehoods – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. How can you believe such falsehoods about me – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  15. His tone his whole bearing should have carried conviction to the hearts of most men but to the old lord who has seen so much of the world in its worst phases its cruelties and falsehoods and who has roughed it so long among his fellowmen faith in its finer sense is wanting – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  16. But your honour would do well to keep these falsehoods for the messengers of Ajas Pasha who will be with your honour immediately try and fool them if you like but don't fool me – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  17. “ A few days' experience made me repent my folly in giving credit to the falsehoods of Mahoud for the insolent merchant got proud of his newly assumed honours – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  18. But the matter itself gives no answer the answer varies according to the mind that puts the question and the progress of science consists in the perpetual correction of the errors and falsehoods which preceding minds conceived to be the correct answers they received from Nature – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. What did he care for the falsehoods and the calumnies they contained – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. Suddenly she asked Do you sometimes tell falsehoods – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish