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A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Every woman should wear make-up. It takes years off. I'm wearing lots of false eyelashes today, and to me, lipstick is the best cosmetic that exists.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
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.
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.
Sydney J. Harris
Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
My childhood was protected by love and a comfortable home. Yet, while still a very young child, I began instinctively to feel that there was something lacking, even in my own home, some false conception of family relations, some incomplete ideal.
False modesty can be worse than arrogance.
There were dozens of people who walked through the Holy Land claiming to be the Messiah, curing the sick, exorcising demons, challenging Rome, gathering followers. In a way, there's nothing unique about what Jesus did. In fact, many of these so-called false Messiahs we know by name.
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 face must hide what the false heart doth know.
You get built up and put on a pedestal and then people want to bring you down. It can be hurtful. Some people try to make me look bad or not a nice person but it's completely false.
Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics.
I always wanted a great love affair: something that feels big and full, really honest, and enough. No moment should feel slight, false, or a little off. For me, it had to be everything.
Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.
E. O. Wilson
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
The people I go after are the false experts, those who do not accept the limits of their knowledge.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.
James F. Cooper
Mrs. White, in my opinion, made false statements. She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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