The criterion which we use to test the genuineness of apparent statements of fact is the criterion of verifiability.We say that a sentence isfactually significant to any given person, if, and only if, he knows how to 44 verify the proposition which it purports to express that is, if he knows what observations would lead him, under certain conditions, to accept the proposition as being true, or reject it as being false.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
Tout est faux, il n'y a personneil n'y a rien. Everything is false. There is no onethere is nothing.
It is impossible that a man who is false to his friends and neighbours should be true to the public.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before, Prove false again? Two hundred more.
Pour ce qu'alors je de sirais vaquer seulement a' la recherche de la ve rite , je pensai qu'il fallait que jerejetasse comme absolument faux tout ce en quoi je pourrais imaginer le moindre doute, afin de voir s'il ne resterait point, apre' s cela, quelque chose en ma cre ance qui f u" t entie' rement indubitable. Sincemy present aimwastogivemyself up tothepursuit of truth alone, I thought I mustreject as if absolutely false anything as to which I could imagine the least doubt, in order to see if I should not be left at the end believing something that was absolutely indubitable.
Je pris garde que, pendant queje voulais ainsi penserque tout e tait faux, il fallait ne cessairement que moi, qui le pensais, fusse quelque chose. Deschamps I noticed that while I was trying to thinkeverything false, it must needs be that I, who was thinking this, was something.
In friendship false, implacable in hate: Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.
My thoughtless youth was winged with vain desires, My manhood, long misled by wandering fires, Followed false lights; and when their glimpse was gone My pride struck out new sparkles of her own Good life be now my task: my doubts are done; (What more could fright my faith thanThree in One?)
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The origin of all science is in the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which 388 is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of thesituation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true. The specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error.
For to interpose a little ease, Let our frail thoughts dally with false surmise.
My native heath is brown beneath, My native waters blue; But crimson red o'er both shall spread, Ere I am false to you, Dear land! Ere I am false to you.
Search then the Ruling Passion:There, alone, The wild are constant and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. This clue once found, unravels all the rest.
The true poet is most easily distinguished from the false when he trusts himself to the simplest expression and writes without adjectives.
Unsterblichkeit der Individualit a« t verlangen heiÞt eigentlich einen Irrtum ins Unendliche perpetuieren wollen. Denn im Grunde ist doch jede Individualit a« t nur ein spezieller Irrtum, Fehltritt, etwas, das besser nicht w a« re, ja wovon uns zuru« ckzubringen der eigentliche Zweck des Lebens ist. To desire immortality for theindividual isreally thesame as wanting to perpetuate an error for ever; for at bottom every individuality is really only a special error, a false step, something that it would be better should not be, in fact something from which it isthe real purpose of life to bring us back.
Quite as many false ideas prevail as to woman's true position in the home as to her status elsewhere. Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year isgoing, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
When you are old and greyand full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly how Love fled And paced among the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
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