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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
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
True glory takes root, and even spreads;
all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences.
Certainly each side - the 'absolutists' and the 'constructivists' or 'humanists', as I've labelled them - accuses the other of hubris, and lays claim to humility. I see hubris on both sides: a pretence that we could ascend to an objective account of the world, on the one hand, and a pretence that we have the resources to live and act without a sense of there being something to which we answerable, on the other. So both sides are 'villains'.