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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. — Havelock Ellis

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. — George Berkeley

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences. — John Buchan

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. — Thomas Jefferson

Being free of pretence does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof. — Unknown

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. — Thomas Jefferson

I generalized rashly: That is what kills political writing, this absurd pretence that you are delivering a great utterance. You never do. You are just a puzzled man making notes about what you think. You are not building the Pantheon, then why act like a graven image? You are drawing sketches in the sand which the sea will wash away. — Walter Lippmann

Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, thou innocent pretence for bringing the wicked of both sexes together in a morning; thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate thus, and . . . adore thee. — Colley Cibber