falsehood

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, falsehood, museums, and practice

PREHISTORIC, adj. Belonging to an early period and a museum. Antedating the art and practice of perpetuating falsehood.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on charity, falsehood, morality, religion, and virtue

To wipe off the froth of falsehood from the foaming lips of inebriated virtue, when fresh from the sexless orgies of morality and reeling from the delirious riot of religion, may doubtless be a charitable office.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aleister Crowley on children, falsehood, and fear

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Camus on falsehood and truth

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Source: The Fall, 1957

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aeschylus on falsehood and god

God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 1032

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on accidents, belief, falsehood, guilt, maxims, and truth

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.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content