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Exaggeration Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Exaggeration:

To exaggerate is to weaken.
~ Jean François de La Harpe, Melanie, 1770.

We aim above the mark, to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
~ Honore de Balzac.

We overstate the ills of life, and take
Imagination... down our earth to rake...
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
~ French Proverb.

All news is an exaggeration of life.
~ Daniel Schorr.

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
~ Nicolas Chamfort.

How many may a man of diffusive conversation count among his acquaintances, whose lives have been signalized by numberless escapes; who never cross the river but in a storm, or take a journey into the country without more adventures than befell the knights-errant of ancient times in pathless forests or enchanted castles! How many must he know, to whom portents and prodigies are of daily occurrence; and for whom nature is hourly working wonders invisible to every other eye, only to supply them with subjects of conversation?
~ Samuel Johnson.

If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.
~ The Talmud.

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.
~ Proverb.

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