Pretense Quotes

Most popular pretense quotes

When one is pretending the entire body revolts.

authenticity be yourself

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.


We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be.

be yourself


Yes, people pretend
to be hurt, or delighted,
or angry, or sorry,
or flattered, or slighted,
or artlessly simple,
or artfully deep,—
and all these pretences
are easy and cheap.
There's just one pretence
that is worth our endeavor:
and that is pretending to
nothing whatever.