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Pretence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Pretence

Please enjoy these Pretence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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.
- Mary Astell

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

Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory,
under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist,
or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
- Zebulon Pike

In all highly civilised communities Pretence is prominent,
and sooner or later invades the regions of Literature.
- James Payn

 

In England, literary pretence is more universal than
elsewhere from our method of education.
- James Payn

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

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being,
and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
- James Russell Lowell

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Malice can always find a mark to shoot at,
and a pretence to fire.
- Charles Simmons

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.
- Mary Astell

They said pret-a-porter will kill your name,
and it saved me.
- Pierre Cardin

True glory takes root, and even spreads;
all false pretences,
like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences.
- Joe Wilson

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

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had a lot of fun working with John Candy.
We had a pretty good rapport.
- Harold Ramis

When people protest and are upset with a movie,
it becomes a big hit.
They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office.
So let's get that going.
- Denzel Washington

We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but,
you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily
as eating or breathing or sleeping,
is sex.
- Mark Ruffalo

I have no complaints on any level.
I'm pretty happy about the way everything has turned out.
- Martin Milner

People's view of exotic or Asian women are changing.
It's much nicer to hear 'She's pretty' than 'She's pretty -
for an Asian woman.'
- Sung Hi Lee

We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started
to split up and Yoko came into it.
It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
- Paul McCartney

I was pretty much grown-up by the time I attended school in Britain -
or as grown-up as I'll ever get.
- Walter Jon Williams

I'm actually a pretty decent human being,
and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
- Kid Rock

I think that if politics is just about getting your
backside on important seats,
then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
- Chris Patten

Probably the worst time in a person's life is when
they have to kill a family member because they are the devil.
But otherwise it's been a pretty good day.
- Emo Philips

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

Frankly, my politics are pretty left of left.
- Chris Cooper

Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house.
Pretty soon the house just falls down,
you know?
- Bindi Irwin

I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client.
It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and
develop a product quickly.
- Shawn Fanning

If you take life at face value, it loses its luster pretty quickly.
If you go after it, you get more out of it.
- Christopher Meloni

It's like night and day...
to do business, in Europe, there is no bull,
they are pretty straightforward.
- Caprice Bourret

When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theatre,
so I auditioned for a play.
- Judd Nelson

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

It's pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
- Meg White

Bruce Sutter has been around for a while and he's pretty old.
He's thirty-five years old, that will give you some idea of how old he is.
- Ron Fairly

My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
- David Lynch

It used to be that if you had a pretty good record,
you could stop by a station in Little Rock or Atlanta
and let the DJ listen to it.
No way something like that can happen now.
- Charley Pride

The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me.
I think life is pretty strange anyway.
It is wooo, wooo, wooo!
- Annie Leibovitz

It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
- Gavin Rossdale

Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances
or shake it up a little bit,
I think we're all pretty close so we draw on real emotion.
- George Eads

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious
battle with British Airways...
It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
- Richard Branson

In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises,
and that's pretty much how they get their viewers.
- Alia Shawkat

Marcel Desailly was pretty hard when I played against him in a Milan derby.
- Paul Ince

In the early '90s, New York was a pretty depressing place.
- Christine Baranski

With 3 percent of the world's resources and 25 percent of the world's demand,
it is pretty obvious this country cannot drill its way to energy security.
- Lois Capps

There's always room for improvement.
We have a nucleus that's pretty good.
You want players that will help.
- Jason Kidd

I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics,
but those were my first Games.
- Marion Jones

My wife being a trainer helps, because when I'm at home,
everything we keep at the house is pretty healthy.
- James Denton

All British people have plain names,
and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton

I think I've made some pretty decent films in the '80s and '90s.
- John Frankenheimer

Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape,
but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic.
- Cobi Jones


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