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A Quote by Georges Braque on existence, falsehood, inventions, and truth

Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.

Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)

Source: Pensies sur l'Art

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A Quote by Frank Patrick Herbert on darkness, falsehood, and truth

. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.

Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

Source: Dune

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on falsehood

Falsehood is a perennial spring.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: 1774

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A Quote by Edmond Rostand on compromise, cowardice, emptiness, enemies, falsehood, fighting, prejudice, and vanity

It is coming... I feel Already shod with marble... gloved with lead... Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. ] I can see him there he grins He is looking at my nose that skeleton What's that you say? Hopeless? Why, very well! But a man does not fight merely to win! No, no, better to know one fights in vain! ... You there, Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now, my ancient enemies [ He lunges at the empty air. ] Falsehood! ... There! There! Prejudice Compromise Cowardice [ Thrusting ] What's that? No! Surrender? No! Never never! ... Ah, you too, Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Source: Death scene spoken by Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac

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A Quote by Edmond Rostand on compromise, cowardice, emptiness, enemies, falsehood, fighting, prejudice, and vanity

It is coming. . . . I feel Already shod with marble . . . gloved with lead. . . . Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. ] I can see him there he grins He is looking at my nose that skeleton. What's that you say? Hopeless? Why, very well! But a man does not fight merely to win! No no better to know one fights in vain! . . . You there. Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now, my ancient enemies. [ He lunges at the empty air. ] Falsehood! . . . There! There! Prejudice. Compromise. Cowardice. [ Thrusting ] What's that? No! Surrender? No! Never never! . . . Ah, you too, Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end. No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Source: spoken by Cyrano de Bergerac

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A Quote by Dr. Edmund Ezra Day on achievement, certainty, commitment, democracy, falsehood, fear, freedom, honesty, hope, injustice, justice, leadership, life, progress, tranquility, truth, violence, and world

There are certain fundamental requisites for wise and resolute democratic leadership. It must build on hope, not on fear; on honesty, not on falsehood; on justice, not on injustice; on public tranquility, not on violence; on freedom, not on enslavement. It must weave a social fabric in which the most important strands are a devotion to truth and a commitment to righteousness. These are essential ingredients of the American way of life. They are the necessary conditions for the achievement of freedom and human progress the world over.

Dr. Edmund Ezra Day

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on falsehood, trust, and truth

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on faith, falsehood, and fanaticism

But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on belief, buddhism, colors, falsehood, insanity, knowledge, mind, people, sage, teaching, understanding, wisdom, and world

. . . the fools of this world prefer to look for sages far away. They don't believe that the wisdom of their own mind is the sage . . . the sutras say, "Mind is the teaching." But people of no understanding don't believe in their own mind or that by understanding this teaching they can become a sage. They prefer to look for distant knowledge and long for things in space, buddha-images, light, incense, and colors. They fall prey to falsehood and lose their minds to insanity.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 75

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on falsehood, lies, mistakes, and truth

All err the more dangerously because each follows a truth. Their mistake lies not in following a falsehood but in not following another truth.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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