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True glory strikes root, and even extends itself; all false pretensions fall as do flowers, nor can any feigned thing be lasting. (Quote by - Cicero)

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. (Quote by - Margot Fonteyn)

Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody. (Quote by - Booth Tarkington)

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. (Quote by - Margot Fonteyn)

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. (Quote by - John Kenneth Galbraith)

Pretension almost always overdoes the original, and hence exposes itself. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them gratified. (Quote by - William James)

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many. (Quote by - Adam Ferguson)

Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends. (Quote by - Johann Kaspar Lavater)

Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth. (Quote by - E. T. Bell)


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