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Top 100 Quotes About Exaggeration

#1. All news is an exaggeration of life. - Author: Daniel Schorr
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#2. Do you have a problem? Think carefully! Is it really a problem or is it just your mind's invention, your mind's exaggeration? Is your problem really a problem? Think carefully, because mostly it is not! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#3. Harmony is when the sum is greater than the parts. A happy exaggeration. - Author: Jane Siberry
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#4. It is no exaggeration to describe plain English as a fundamental tool of government. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#5. Even poetry, you know, is in one sense an infinite brag & exaggeration. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#6. The peculiar property of truth is never to commit excesses. What need has it of exaggeration? There - Author: Victor Hugo
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#7. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the land question in Zimbabwe is the single most decisive one. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#8. They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration. - Author: Wendie Malick
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#9. Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#10. It is no exaggeration to say that genes are essential to nearly every aspect of memory and the process of learning; without them, learning itself would not exist. - Author: Gary F. Marcus
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#11. The latter estimate is certainly an extravagant exaggeration - Author: Helmut Schmid
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#12. The idea that we should dismantle the core protections of our political system to erect a ubiquitous surveillance state for the sake of this risk is the height of irrationality. Yet exaggeration of the threat is repeated over and over. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
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#13. The work of art is the exaggeration of an idea. - Author: Andre Gide
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#14. It is no exaggeration to conclude that the Internet has achieved, and continues to achieve, the most participatory marketplace of mass speech that this country - and indeed the world - has yet seen. - Author: George Will
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#15. Come on, come on; you are pictures out of doors,
Bells in your parlours, wild cats in your kitchens,
Saints in your injuries, devils being offended,
Players in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#16. There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research. - Author: Virginia Foxx
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#17. Indeed, so far from being humorous, the male American is the most abnormally serious creature who ever existed.. It is only fair to admit that he can exaggerate, but even his exaggeration has a rational basis. It is not founded on wit or fancy; it does not spring from any poetic imagination. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#18. So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing. It's pushing the envelope. It's the truth of something through exaggeration. - Author: Bill Sienkiewicz
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#19. Remembering is a necessary rebuke to those who say the Holocaust never happened or has been exaggerated. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#20. To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#21. Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#22. It would be an exaggeration to say I'm not afraid of death, but I'm not afraid of what comes after, because I'm not a believer. - Author: Christian De Duve
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#23. Poets and writers who are in love with the superlative all want to do more than they can. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#24. We aim above the mark, to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#25. I think it's very funny that someone would exaggerate to make himself look worse. - Author: David Leavitt
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#26. A few mad exaggerations, alright, within a couple of days: swear to fucking god, they were like throwing grenades and pulling out all kinds of crazy knackery, it was out of control. Whatever. As if the story, if big enough, reflected glory on the teller. - Author: China Mieville
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#27. I am persuaded that 'child abuse' is no exaggeration when used to describe what teachers and priests are doing to children whom they encourage to believe in something like ... eternal hell. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#28. Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have. - Author: Bo Bennett
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#29. A six-inch blade. I smiled. Did he buy it? It was actually just shy of four - but very nicely weighted - and as Aunt Bernice noted, a little exaggeration was always expected when describing weapons, victories, and body parts. - Author: Mary E. Pearson
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#30. It is always the novice who exaggerates. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#31. Drill in exact translation is an excellent way of disposing the mind against that looseness and exaggeration with which the sensationalists have corrupted our world. If schools of journalism knew their business, they would graduate no one who could not render the Greek poets. - Author: Richard M. Weaver
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#32. If you use the term 'over-exaggerate,' you know the definition neither of 'exaggerate' nor of 'over. - Author: Rodney Ulyate
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#33. It's not an exaggeration to say that different generations may see the same behaviors or dynamics in the workplace and perceive completely different things, whether positive or negative. - Author: Crystal Kadakia
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#34. Like all young men, you greatly exaggerate the difference between one young woman and another. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#35. it is not an exaggeration to state that any company designed for success in the twentieth century is doomed to failure in the twenty-first. - Author: David S. Rose
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#36. I'm Carter Kane-part-time high school freshman, part-time magician, full-time worrier about all the Egyptian gods and monsters who are constantly trying to kill me.
Okay, that last part is an exaggeration. Not all the gods want me dead. Just a lot of them. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#37. Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#38. 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. - Author: Willa Cather
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#39. Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. - Author: Gordon Brown
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#40. We are in a degenerate state of self-government. In fact, even to use the words self-government, is not only an exaggeration, it's a lie. It's a big lie! - Author: Jerry Brown
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#41. I never could understand the fondness some people have for confusing their minds by dwelling on mystical books that merely awaken their doubts and excite their imagination, giving them a bent for exaggeration quite contrary to Christian simplicity. Let - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#42. Is that true?
There is truth in it.
And lies as well?
There is an untruth, and an exaggeration. - Author: George R R Martin
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#43. There is no tongue that flatters like a lover's; and yet, in the exaggeration of his feelings, flattery seems to him commonplace. Strange and prodigal exuberance, which soon exhausts itself by flowing! - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#44. I have read more about Oprah Winfrey's ass than I have about the rise of China as an economic superpower. I fear this is no exaggeration. Perhaps China is rising as an economic superpower because its women aren't spending all their time reading about Oprah Winfrey's ass. - Author: Caitlin Moran
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#45. The body learns through exaggeration and contrast - Author: Wendy Palmer
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#46. In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well. - Author: Edmund S. Muskie
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#47. My music must be an artistic reproduction of human speech in all its finest shades. That is, the sounds of human speech, as the external manifestations of thought and feeling must, without exaggeration or violence, become true, accurate music. - Author: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
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#48. Mozart's music is free of all exaggeration, of all sharp breaks and contradictions. The sun shines but does not blind, does not burn or consume. Heaven arches over the earth, but it does not weigh it down, it does not crush or devour it. - Author: Karl Barth
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#49. Why didn't you tell us you were the Alexander Black who can stand atop a cantering horse and shoot a hole through a plum at a hundred paces?"
With a snort, Alec jerked his gaze away. "More like a cantaloupe. The thing shrinks with every retelling. Soon they'll have me shooting at a mustard seed. - Author: Sabrina Jeffries
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#50. Genius is an exaggeration of dimension. So is elephantiasis. Both may be only a disease. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#51. Exaggeration, the inseparable companion of greatness. - Author: Voltaire
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#52. It's an exaggeration to say that I came up with M-theory. - Author: Edward Witten
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#53. Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#54. It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species. - Author: Arianna Huffington
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#55. Confession is a sacred rite enhanced by allegory, exaggeration, and lies. - Author: Craig Ferguson
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#56. A work of art is an exaggeration. - Author: Andre Gide
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#57. Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#58. Whoever writes about his childhood must beware of exaggeration and self-pity. I do not want to claim that I was a martyr or that Crossgates was a sort of Dotheboys Hall. But I should be falsifying my own memories if I did not record that they are largely memories of disgust. - Author: George Orwell
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#59. The sheer size too, the excessive abundance, scale, and exaggeration of dreams could be an infantile characteristic. The most ardent wish of children is to grow up and get as big a share of everything as the grown-ups; they are hard to satisfy; do not know the meaning of 'enough. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#60. That's how it is with legends. The greater they sound, the more must've got left out. - Author: Tim Tharp
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#61. It would be possible to say without exaggeration that the miners' leaders were the stupidest men in England if we had not frequent occasion to meet the owners. - Author: Sam Smith
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#62. The hype cheapens the hyped, as right things are then made wrong by exaggeration. - Author: Criss Jami
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#63. In solitude every fear, every longing, becomes exaggerated. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#64. I've always tried to make the strip animated, even when the characters aren't moving, with expressions or perspectives or some sort of exaggeration. There's great potential for that which has yet to be fully mined. - Author: Bill Watterson
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#65. My act is an exaggeration of a part of me. I'm much more expressive off stage. - Author: Steven Wright
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#66. The English language has 112 words for deception, according to one count, each with a different shade of meaning: collusion, fakery, malingering, self-deception, confabulation, prevarication, exaggeration, denial. - Author: Robin Marantz Henig
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#67. The faults were clear enough: the greatest of them was an initial lack of appreciation of the possibilities of the enemy; a certain indiscipline of mind; a tendency towards exaggeration - Author: Rick Atkinson
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#68. It is no exaggeration to say that Syria holds the key for nearly all of America's foreign policy goals in the Middle East. As Syria goes, so goes the region. - Author: Reza Aslan
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#69. What was infinitely more valuable to Wagner, and what excited his gratitude to even more superlative utterance, was the confidence which Liszt showed in his genius, and without which, it is no exaggeration to say, Wagner's greatest works would probably have remained unwritten. - Author: Richard Wagner
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#70. [Harper] once told a friend, "I think about strategy twenty-four hours a day," and it was only a small exaggeration. - Author: Lawrence Martin
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#71. 'Entourage' is a staple L.A.-based show, and people say it's pretty real, and I thought it was. It's an exaggeration of the truth. - Author: Pauly Shore
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#72. I said. "But there are bibliophiles the world over it would reduce to tears of joy." No exaggeration. Harley's [book] collection's worth a million-six ... - Author: Glen Duncan
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#73. He was becoming aware that there was no such thing as over-the-top with Lawrence Davenport, as long as you were talking to Lawrence Davenport about Lawrence Davenport. - Author: Jeffrey Archer
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#74. You might think that's an exaggeration but believe me, if you leave twin two-year-olds alone in your living room, at some point a cow will be airborne. - Author: Ray Romano
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#75. We weaken what we exaggerate. - Author: Jean-Francois De La Harpe
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#76. Exaggeration is the kissing cousin of both truth and lie. - Author: Khang Kijarro Nguyen
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#77. My toes curled against the soft leather sofa pf my flip-flops and my throat felt scratchy as i forced the words out. "I'm ... I'm new."
There! I did it. I spoke.
Take that, everyone! Words were totally my bitch. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#78. It is not a large exaggeration to say that everything else in a computer exists in order to bring information swiftly to the ALU for manipulation; and for the ALU, adding is the mechanical equivalent of breathing. But - Author: Tracy Kidder
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#79. Economic problems have no sharp edges. They shade off imperceptibly into politics, sociology, and ethics. Indeed, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that the ultimate answer to every economic problem lies in some other field. - Author: Kenneth E. Boulding
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#80. Exaggeration is for the timid, my dear Sophie, and I'm far from timid. But be assured of one thing.
When I take a bite out of you, and I will." His lips brushed over hers in a feathery caress. "I promise
you'll never forget my doing so. - Author: Monica Burns
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#81. When arranging a tour around the United States I had decided to cross on the Titanic. It was rather a novelty to be on the largest ship yet launched. It was no exaggeration to say that it was quite easy to lose one's way on such a ship. - Author: Lawrence Beesley
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#82. Exaggeration misleads the credulous and offends the perceptive. - Author: Eliza Cook
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#83. Some people accuse me of exaggeration, so let me be clear. Those people seek nothing less than the complete and utter destruction of the American way of life. - Author: Al Gore
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#84. It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another. - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#85. A tendency to exaggeration was a Roman trait. - Author: Edith Hamilton
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#86. 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. - Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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#87. People often say to me now, "Your work changed my life." I'm sure that's an exaggeration, but they say it had a big effect on them and enabled them to change. I'm not sure I believe that a book will cause someone to change. - Author: Alix Kates Shulman
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#88. Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable. - Author: Hosea Ballou
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#89. An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. - Author: Walter Bagehot
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#90. To exaggerate is to weaken. - Author: Jean-Francois De La Harpe
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#91. Exaggeration can lend action scenes more force, but I like to stick to more realistic figures: They help keep the cool in the action scenes, although they may be not as forceful as the exaggerated ones. - Author: Masashi Kishimoto
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#92. I've always been very upfront about the way I write, and I've always used the tools humorists use, such as exaggeration. - Author: David Sedaris
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#93. It is in fact no exaggeration to say that we live in terror that Senator McCarthy will one day make some irreparable blunder that will play directly into the hands of our common enemy and discredit the whole anti-Communist effort for a long while to come. - Author: Whittaker Chambers
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#94. It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. - Author: Mark Lloyd
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#95. We display outrageously and obsessively that which we do not possess or have deeply at our disposal. If we are displaying sex with unseemly exaggeration and preoccupation then we have not found the heart of sex. - Author: Thomas Moore
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#96. Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist. - Author: Walther Bothe
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#97. Exaggeration is a prodigality of the judgment which shows the narrowness of one's knowledge or one's taste. - Author: Baltasar Gracian
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#98. Theology emerged not as a course of knowledge but as a feast of homily and imagination and exaggeration in which every man could find his image and his portion. And yet there were limits. - Author: Israel Shenker
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#99. Exaggeration is a branch of lying. - Author: Baltasar Gracian
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#100. It's not an exaggeration to say that we're on the verge of a meltdown. - Author: John Hart
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