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To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
It's not so much religion per se, it's false certainty that worries me, and religion just has more than its fair share of false certainty or dogmatism. I'm really concerned when I see people pretending to know things they clearly cannot know.
False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.
Sydney J. Harris
I once made the mistake of going for a whole row of false eyelashes, which was just wrong as it gave me a sad, puppy-eyed look.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.
A hair divides what is false and true.
It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn't work. So when 'they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,' it's actually a 'false choice.'
I've lived with myself for a very long time, so I'm aware of what I look like. I'm under no false pretense that I'm a stunner, so if somebody comes up and says something about my physical appearance, it's okay.
'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
Marquis de Sade
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
You do have to follow your heart, otherwise you're living a false life.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Charles de Montesquieu
I've heard rumors about myself that are true - and nobody likes that. But there's actually something very liberating when you hear a false rumor because you realize there's nothing you can do. People are going to say whatever they want - especially on chat boards.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.
John C. Maxwell
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