Exaggeration Quotes

Most popular exaggeration quotes

To exaggerate is to weaken.
Exaggeration is a branch of lying.

lying

Exaggeration is a species of lying.
We always weaken whatever we exaggerate.

lies

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love.

speech

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood, and nearly as blameable.
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.

passion

It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive.  Why should it exaggerate?

truth

There are people who exaggerate so much that they can't tell the truth without lying.
The temptation to vivify they tale and make it walk abroad on its own legs is hard to deny.
Nothing lays itself open to the charge of exaggeration more than the language of naked truth.

truth

Every exaggeration of the truth once detected by others destroys our credibility and makes all that we do and say suspect.
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.
He desired to exaggerate.  And here we have what may be called a primary human need, which should be placed by psychologists with the desire for nourishment, for safety, for self-gratifications, and for appreciation, as one of the elemental lusts of man.