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True glory strikes root, and even extends itself; all false pretensions fall as do flowers, nor can any feigned thing read more

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

by Cicero Found in: Pretension Quotes,
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The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Pretension Quotes,
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Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.

Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Pretension Quotes,
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Pretension almost always overdoes the original, and hence exposes itself.

Pretension almost always overdoes the original, and hence exposes itself.

by Hosea Ballou Found in: Pretension Quotes,
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To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them gratified.

To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them gratified.

by William James Found in: Pretension Quotes,
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Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends.

Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends.

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