Those who desire to remain intoxicated by Reality do not require artificial intoxicants. Indulging in false things will only increase falsity, for every direction is indeed infinite. Those who desire the truly genuine Thing proceed of themselves with great intensity so as to progress in their sadhana.— Anandamayi Ma
Memorable Falsity quotations
Intellectuals are judged not by their morals, but by the quality of their ideas, which are rarely reducible to simple verdicts of truth or falsity, if only because banalities are by definition accurate.
We must take care not to admit as true anything, which is only probable.
For when one falsity has been let in, infinite others follow.
People don't want other people to be people.
False-dealing travels a short road, and surely detected.
So the false spider, when her nets are spread, deep ambushed in her silent den does lie.
To be true is manly, chivalrous, Christian; to be false is mean, cowardly, devilish.
False as the adulterate promises of favorites in power when poor men court them.
It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right.
I think . . . that philosophy has the duty of pointing out the falsity of outworn religious ideas, however estimable they may be as a form of art. We cannot act as if all religion were poetry while the greater part of it still functions in its ancient guise of illicit science and backward morals. . . .
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful;
there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.
The best society, the best human existence, arrives when humans most closely determine the truth, and act on the truth, and separate it from superstition, falsity, or misinformation. And there is no better system for determining the truth than free speech: Testing the validity of an idea in the waters of public discussion and debate.
The fate of the physiology of the brain is independent of the truth and falsity of my assertions relative to the laws of the organization of the nervous system, in general, and of the brain in particular, just as the knowledge of the functions of a sense is independent of the knowledge of the structure of its apparatus.
All we can do is search for the falsity content in our best theory.
The deceit is sometimes unconscious, but not always, since some people, owing to their sectarianism, purposely overlook reality and refuse to acknowledge the inadequacies and the falsity of their beliefs.
Science has, after all, made some colossal blunders in the past.
.. Our current materialism and its rejection of the idea of a spirit or soul might be just another great falsity.
The question of relevance comes before that of truth, because to ask whether a statement is true or false presupposes that it is relevant (so that to try to assert the truth or falsity of an irrelevant statement is a form of confusion).
To be inspired is to be moved in an extraordinary manner by the power or Spirit of God to act, speak, or think what is holy, justand true; [Enthusiasm is] A Full, but false persuasion in a man that he is inspired.
The war brought things to a head, exposing the utter falsity and rottenness of Kautskyism from its very first day.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
...thinking which does not start from and continue in close relation to its foundations in the physical universe must lead to falsity.
Truths are immortal, my dear friend; they are immortal like God! What we call a falsity is like a fruit; it has a certain number of days; it is bound to decay. Whereas, what we call truth is like gold; days, months, even centuries can hide gold, can overlook it but they can never make it decay.
To a Brit of my generation, one of the most objectionable things about [Margaret] Thatcher is her falsity. She is a total construct. For one thing, she had a made-over accent.
Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you take only what is worth having. He who takes advice about his savings from one who is inexperienced in such matters, shall pay with his savings for proving the falsity of their opinions.
Whenever a great painter... does a work which appears to be false and lying, that falsity is very true.
Almost all political campaigns involve falsity and playacting.
Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas.
It means their agreement, as falsity means their disagreement, with reality.
Don`t imitate: imitation creates falsity, pseudo-ness, inauthenticity.
Just feel your own way and don`t bother about what others say. It is nobody else`s business. Don`t bother about what churches say, organizations say - listen to your own heart.
The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is being attacked, and every man will be glad of these conscience-soothing falsities
I have discovered nothing. I have only found out what I knew. I understand the force that in the past gave me life, and now too gives me life. I have been set free from falsity, I have found the Master.
Scientology delivers what it promises under the guise of tearing away falsity, neuroses, psychoses. It creates a brainwashed, robotic version of you. It's a 'Matrix' of you, so you're communicating with people all the time using Scientology.
The audience will teach you how to act and the audience will teach you how to write and to direct. The classroom will teach you how to obey, and obedience in the theatre will get you nowhere. It’s a soothing falsity.