I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Jan Morris prefers this for himself.
— Frederick Douglass

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder falseness quote

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False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
— Scottish Proverbs

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
— Horace

I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
— falseness quotation by Jessamyn West