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“It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or of the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.”
Henry Louis Mencken
“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.”
“An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.”
“He who pretends to be either painter or engraver without being a master of drawing is an imposter.”
“The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.”
“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them”
“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.”
“For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour (metric equivalent: 378 kilograms per hectare.)”
“The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.”
“What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending...we gotta let ourselves be.”
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