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Quote Left Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of ''happiness'' has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions. Quote Right
Quote Left In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always. Quote Right
Quote Left Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being. Quote Right
Quote Left Wrong is but falsehood put in practice. Quote Right
Quote Left You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for Quote Right
Quote Left A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. Quote Right
Quote Left All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true in itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. Quote Right
Quote Left Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood. Quote Right
Quote Left Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him. Quote Right
Quote Left Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. Quote Right
Quote Left When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood.... Wealth and economic... Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left There are two kinds of truths: small truth and great truth. You can recognise a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood. The opposite of a great truth is another great truth. Quote Right
Quote Left When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions. Quote Right
Quote Left Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others. Quote Right
Quote Left John 8:44: You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (NIV)

You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false. (AMP)

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (KJV)

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Quote Left The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off. Quote Right
Quote Left Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right. Quote Right
Quote Left Good and evil are essential differences of the act of the will. For good and evil pertain essentially to the will; just as truth and falsehood... Quote Right
Quote Left Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. Quote Right
Quote Left Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty Quote Right
Quote Left All...religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest. Test each sect by its best or its worst as you will, by its high-water mark of virtue or its low-water mark of vice. But falsehood begins when you measure the ebb of any other religion against the flood-tide of your own. There is a noble and a base side to every history. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Falsehood

Quote Left I can be no one but myself, regardless of consequence. For the truth is reflected in my eyes. The honesty of my spirit will always ring true. While falsehoods will fall by the wayside. Quote Right
Quote Left May that truth be fact, fiction or falsehood, what is memorable, the thing we can't reach and fully touch, but recognize as art--is always truth. Quote Right
Quote Left If falsehood, then it happened should reform. Quote Right