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You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind. — Emmet Fox

He who has a mind to do mischief will always find a pretense. — Publilius Syrus

Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions. — William James

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing. — Aleister Crowley

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. — Margot Fonteyn

The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour. — Frederic Raphael

To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified. — William James

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies. — Jim Morrison