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If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses.
False expectations take away joy.
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.
That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
It's not mere extremism that makes folks at the fringes so troubling; it's extremism wedded to false beliefs. Humans have long been dupes, easily gulled by rumors and flat-out lies.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims.
Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide.
You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.
I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
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.
It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.
Anna Howard Shaw
I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don't want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there's a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly.
Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.
The president we have today is a typical Washington politician that's prone to hyperbole and decisiveness and false outrage. And I think it's very sad - very sad to watch.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.
The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false.
I don't look in the mirror; don't like what I see; never have. I am not my idea of a beauty. Never was. This is not false modesty. I've just never been enamoured of my face, which of course is magnified umpteen times on screen.
In art, scandal is a false narrative, a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don't know what we're seeing, we overreact.
The biggest thing is to make sure that when something comes out about you that is false that you prove it's not true.
If what is communicated is false, it can hardly be called communication.
Benjamin E. Mays
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
William R. Alger
The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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