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Exaggeration Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Exaggeration:

Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar.
~ Willa Sibert Cather.

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
~ Walt Disney.

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
~ Kahlil Gibran.

By speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration.
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset.

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Exaggeration misleads the credulous and offends the perceptive.
~ Eliza Cook.

Exaggeration, the inseparable companion of greatness.
~ Voltaire.

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
~ William Alger.

It is human to exaggerate the merits of the dead.
~ Mark Twain.

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
~ Hosea Ballou.

Exaggeration is in the course of things. Nature sends no creature, no man into the world, without adding a small excess of his proper quality. Given the planet, it is still necessary to add the impulse; so, to every creature nature added a little violence of direction in its proper path, a shove to put it on its way; in every instance, a slight generosity, a drop too much.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Man is inclined to exaggerate almost everything - except his own mistakes.
~ Author Unknown.

Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
~ Bob Edwards.

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.
~ Author Unknown.

Some so speak in exaggerations and superlatives that we need to make a large discount from their statements before we can come at their real meaning.
~ Tryon Edwards.

There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the truth without lying.
~ Josh Billings.

There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side.
~ George Eliot.

There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

'Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

To a small man every greater is an exaggeration.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

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