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The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Henri Frederic Amiel
It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.
But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
H. P. Lovecraft
Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
Charles Caleb Colton
No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred more.
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.
Charles R. Swindoll
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.
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.
A hair divides what is false and true.
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
John Stuart Mill
If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses.
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
The whole is the false.
A blunt statement can be as false as any other.
Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.
E. O. Wilson
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
We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race.
Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics.
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
Obama is trying to paint us as a caricature, as if we're some bizarre individualists who are hardcore libertarians. It's a false dichotomy and intellectually lazy. Of course we believe in government. We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits.
My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims.
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