I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.Francis Bacon
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.samuel lover
There is ... a clever maxim which bears upon what I was saying to you some little while ago, and that is, that unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a [[right] and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilisation have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to stifle within us all good feelings, and ultimately to lead us into guilt and wickedness...alexandre dumas
He who tears down the cross, what is there left to lift him to heaven? The church claiming to be a Christian church is false to the title, if she make the cross of Christ of none effect.herrick johnson
The faith that education would destroy intolerance is false. It may be partly true, but people find that intolerance is fun.richard summerbell
Great Negative, how vainly would the Wise Enquire, define, distinguish, teach, devise, Didst thou not stand to point their dull Philosophies? Is, or is not, the Two great Ends of Fate, And, true or false, the Subject of Debate, That perfect, or destroy, the vast Designs of Fate.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
Having been issued the false prospectus of happiness through unlimited sex, modern man concludes, when he is not happy with his life, that his sex has not been unlimited enough. If welfare does not eliminate squalor, we need more welfare; if sex does not bring happiness, we need more sex.anthony daniels
Scientists have long known that Darwinism is false. They have adhered to the myth out of self-interest and a zealous desire to put down God.phillip e. johnson
When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the colour-petals out of a fruitful flower; when they are faithfully helpful and compassionate, all their emotions become steady, deep, perpetual, and vivifying to the soul as the natural pulse to the body. But now, having no true business, we pour our whole masculine energy into the false business of money-making; and having no true emotion, we must have false emotions dressed up for us to play with, not innocently, as children with dolls, but guiltily and darkly.john ruskin
If you have bought one of those T-shirts with Maxwell's equations on the front, you may have to worry about its going out of style, but not about its becoming false. We will go on teaching Maxwellian electrodynamics as long as there are scientists.steven weinberg
When at the time of awarding, men, with the help of truth , shall vanquish the lie ; When deception and untruth - for long decried – of false gods and men, stand exposed, Then at the time of salvation , there, shall be full adoration of Thy Glory.
The confidence in the unlimited power of science is only too often based on a false belief that the scientific method consists in the application of a ready-made technique, or in imitating the form rather than the substance of scientific procedure, as if one needed only to follow some cooking recipes to solve all social problems. It sometimes almost seems as if the techniques of science were more easily learnt than the thinking that shows us what the problems are and how to approach them.friedrich hayek
Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is solid refinement.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear.
There are two sorts of hypocrites : ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion ; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and talk much of free grace ; but at the same time make righteousness of their discoveries, and of their humiliation , and exalt themselves to heaven with them.
Words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reason with them.william shakespeare
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then be right by chance.william cowper
For all of the creeds are false, and all of the creeds are true; And low at the shrines where my brothers bow, there will I bow too; For no form of a god, and no fashion Man has made in his desperate passion, But is worthy some worship of mine; Not too hot with a gross belief, Nor yet too cold with pride, I will bow me down where my brothers bow, Humble, but open eyed.don marquis
People want to believe in something-even if they know it is false.
The followers of the false prophet Mahomet make their weary pilgrimages from year to year to that impostor’s tomb. We pity their delusion, we pray for their deliverance; but we admire their devotedness.
He begrudges Tokay , and his palate will stain With that devil's brew, modish, false Moscow champagne...
This is the very false gallop of verses.
Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast false fires, that others may be lost.william wordsworth