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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.
They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.
Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
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.
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.
All definitions of wilderness that exclude people seem to me to be false. African 'wilderness' areas are racist because indigenous people are being cleared out of them so white people can go on holiday there.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II
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.
All my life I have been taught to take the high road and never to dignify salacious or false accusations and I have been taught never, never to lie.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us... While what we call 'our own life' remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make 'our own life' less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness?
C. S. Lewis
But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
H. P. Lovecraft
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.
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
Joseph de Maistre
I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false.
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
If nothing else in life, I want to be true to the things I believe in, and quite simply, to what I'm all about. I know I'd better, because it seems whenever I take a false step or two I feel the consequences.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris
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