65 Exaggerated Quotes On Success In Life

These exaggerated quotes will inspire you. Exaggerated, is excessively or inappropriately heightened, inflated, or overstated.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging exaggerated quotes, exaggerated sayings, and exaggerated proverbs.

Best Exaggerated Quotes

  1. “Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.” ~ Alfred Adler
  2. “Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.” ~ Hosea Ballou
  3. “It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property inland.” ~ William Graham Sumner
  4. “I’ve found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day – let the calendar take care of the years.” ~ Ed Wynn

  5. “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” ~ Mark Twain
  6. “Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.” ~ Pope Francis
  7. “The advantages of wealth are greatly exaggerated.” ~ Leland Stanford
  8. “Great is wisdom; infinite is the value of wisdom. It cannot be exaggerated; it is the highest achievement of man.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  9. “The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated.” ~ Conrad Black
  10. “The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than anyone else. You know it is sometimes very pleasant to take offense, isn’t it? A man may know that nobody has insulted him, but that he has invented the insult for himself, has lied and exaggerated to make it picturesque, has caught at a word and made a mountain out of a molehill–he knows that himself, yet he will be the first to take offense, and will revel in his resentment till he feels great pleasure in it.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  11. “It doesn’t matter what you do. In the end, you are going to be judged, and all the times that you’re not at your most dignified are the ones that will be recalled in all their vivid, heartbreaking detail. And then of course these things will be distorted and exaggerated and replayed over and over, until eventually they turn into the essence of you: your cartoon.” ~ Dan Chaon
  12. “Our differences should not be exaggerated.” ~ Dale Jamieson

  13. “Much more than an entertaining set of exaggerated facts, fiction is a metaphoric method of describing, dramatizing and condensing historical events, personal actions, psychological states and the symbolic knowledge encoded within the collective unconscious; things, events and conditions that are otherwise too diffuse and/or complex to be completely digested or appreciated by the prevailing culture.” ~ Tom Robbins
  14. “If ‘heartache’ sounds exaggerated then surely you have never gone to your garden one rare morning in June to find that the frost, without any perceptible motive, any hope of personal gain, has quietly killed your strawberry blossoms, tomatoes, lima and green beans, corn, squash, cucumbers. A brilliant sun is now smiling at this disaster with an insenstive cheerfulness as out of place as a funny story would be if someone you loved had just died.” ~ Ruth Stout
  15. “The longer I live, the more I am certified that men, in all that relates to their own health, have not common sense! whether it be their pride, or their impatience, or their obstinancy, or their ingrained spirit of contradiction, that stupefies and misleads them, the result is always a certain amount of idiocy, or distraction in their dealings with their own bodies! … either by their wild impatience of bodily suffering, and the exaggerated moan they make over it, or else by their reckless defiance of it, and neglect of every dictate of prudence!” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle
  16. “The shadows of things are greater than themselves; and the more exaggerated the shadow, the more unlike the substance.” ~ Herman Melville

  17. “Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their heart’s content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  18. “Never believe extraordinary characters which you hear of people. Depend upon it, they are exaggerated. You do not see one man shoot a great deal higher than another.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  19. “Age has extremely little to do with anything that matters. The difference between one age and another is, as a rule, enormously exaggerated.” ~ Rose Macaulay
  20. “I think probably anyone would say, the worst and the hardest things to deal with is when people say things that aren’t true. Or that are kind of true but exaggerated.” ~ Carmen Electra

  21. “Eleanor Roosevelt is a political force of enormous ambitions. I believe she is a menace, unscrupulous as to truth, vain and cynical – all with a pretense of exaggerated kindness and human feeling which deceives millions of gullible persons.” ~ Westbrook Pegler
  22. “Dr. Rice’s record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President’s decision to initiate military action against Iraq” ~ Carl Levin
  23. “People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients. They make a mountain out of a molehill, fuss about unnecessary things, are too passionately in love with somebody who is not worth so much attention, and so on. There is a kind of floating charge of energy in them which is not attached to its right object and therefore tends to apply exaggerated dynamism to the wrong situation.” ~ Marie-Louise von Franz , Exaggerated quotes love
  24. “Even if this is exaggerated, they are close to (enrichment ability) and the world faces a new reality.” ~ Mark Fitzpatrick

  25. “I don’t think about myself having any form or style. Although it does tend to be rather realistic; not too stylised at all, it’s not as exaggerated as comic art normally is. I try to go for a more realistic looking approach to my art.” ~ Marko Djurdjevic
  26. “The importance and unimportance of the self cannot be exaggerated.” ~ Reginald Horace Blyth
  27. “In all these cases, part of the reasons for failure perhaps was not analyzing and assessing the true nature of the crisis, the resources that would be required, and exaggerated expectation of what the U.N. troops can do.” ~ Kofi Annan
  28. “Africa is always only portrayed as a continent of suffering, but most figures are vastly exaggerated.” ~ James Shikwati

  29. “The truly gifted negotiator, then, is one whose initial position is exaggerated enough to allow for a series of concessions that will yield a desirable final offer from the opponent, yet is not so outlandish as to be seen as illegitimate from the start.” ~ Robert Cialdini
  30. “I haven’t exaggerated anything, I’ve stuck to the facts.” ~ Scott Ritter
  31. “Originality is something that is easily exaggerated, especially by authors contemplating their own work.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  32. “I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: 60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.” ~ Valentino Garavani

  33. “Tolerance is a virtue, but, like all virtues, when exaggerated it transforms itself into a vice.” ~ Boyd K. Packer
  34. “The character we exhibit in the latter half of our life need not necessarily be, though it often is, our original character, developed further, dried up, exaggerated, or diminished. It can be its exact opposite, like a suit worn inside out.” ~ Marcel Proust
  35. “Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me.” ~ Alex Ferguson
  36. “The dimensions of video game characters, even when they’re scanned from real people, are beefed up with exaggerated proportions in games like Def Jam: Fight for NY to give them more pop.” ~ Cliff Bleszinski

  37. “I may have exaggerated a bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs” ~ Richard Krajicek
  38. “The term propaganda rings melodramatic and exaggerated, but a press that—whether from fear, careerism, or conviction—uncritically recites false government claims and reports them as fact, or treats elected officials with a reverence reserved for royalty, cannot be accurately described as engaged in any other function.” ~ Glenn Greenwald
  39. “Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.” ~ Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
  40. “Even in a less exaggerated description, any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself employing an assortment of waterfalls, lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc.” ~ Sergei Eisenstein

  41. “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.” ~ Yusuf al-Qaradawi
  42. “Economists who adhere to rational-expectations models of the world will never admit it, but a lot of what happens in markets is driven by pure stupidity – or, rather, inattention, misinformation about fundamentals, and an exaggerated focus on currently circulating stories.” ~ Robert J. Shiller
  43. “Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil; there is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  44. “Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too.” ~ Margaret Mahy

  45. “I want to see everyone contribute to the overall costs of the system, and with their entire earnings. I’m convinced that an objective discussion will reveal that the differences between the parties, which have been greatly exaggerated in some quarters, aren’t that significant after all.” ~ Angela Merkel
  46. “Jonathan Wells has done us all – the scientific community, educators, and the wider public – a great service. In Icons of Evolution, he has brilliantly exposed the exaggerated claims and deceptions that have persisted in standard textbook discussions of biological origins for many decades, in spite of contrary evidence. these claims have been so often repeated that they seem unassailable – that is, until one reads Wells’s book.” ~ Dean H. Kenyon
  47. “I don’t watch reality TV much, but sometimes I’ll be on the E! channel and see that show “Total Divas”, about female wrestlers. It’s like, fake tits are de rigueur. Nose jobs are de rigueur. Exaggerated asses are de rigueur. Twerking is de rigueur.” ~ Courtney Love
  48. “Exaggerated portrayals apparently destroy desire more effectively than any repression.” ~ Volkmar Sigusch

  49. “For any truth, if “overdone” (as Dietzgen Senior put it), if exaggerated, or if carried beyond the limits of its actual applicability, can be reduced to an absurdity, and is even bound to become an absurdity under these conditions.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  50. “I become exaggerated, and loud, and obnoxious, and full of the spirit of improvisation. That’s one of the weird things about performing, I think that any performer will say the same thing when you’re on stage in front of a crowd there’s a certain moment when you kind of click into a trance-like state and you just kind of go with it. I love getting into that mode. It’s transcendental.” ~ Wayne White
  51. “I wanted to know what exactly martial arts is. When you look at martial arts films, the later ones became more and more exaggerated. It’s like, wow, is martial arts only a show?” ~ Wong Kar-wai
  52. “You get in a smart crack, and everyone laughs and kikis because you’ve found a flaw and exaggerated it, then you’ve got a good read going.” ~ Dorian Corey

  53. “For the machine meant the conquest of horizontal space. It also meant a sense of that space which few people had experienced before – the succession and superimposition of views, the unfolding of landscape in flickering surfaces as one was carried swiftly past it, and an exaggerated feeling of relative motion (the poplars nearby seeming to move faster than the church spire across the field) due to parallax. The view from the train was not the view from the horse. It compressed more motifs into the same time. Conversely, it left less time in which to dwell on any one thing.” ~ Robert Hughes
  54. “My mom always said that she didn’t wear a red nose and big shoes because that’s the reason people are scared of clowns. My dad is a sociology teacher, so he probably figured that out with her. Those are the things that are exaggerated, that don’t give off the signals of humans. You know, if you draw a picture of a circle and ask somebody to feel empathy with the circle, they won’t. But if you draw literally two, three dots inside the circle, like two eyes and a nose, you immediately feel empathy.” ~ Jesse Eisenberg
  55. “The absolute desire of ‘having more’ encourages the selfishness that destroys communal bonds among the children of God. It does so because the idolatry of riches prevents the majority from sharing the goods that the Creator has made for all, and in the all-possessing minority it produces an exaggerated pleasure in these goods.” ~ Oscar Romero
  56. “Love is exaggerated affection; affection is unexaggerated love! Always be sober in everything!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

  57. “It takes a little more time to get into the role, but not very much more. In making a record you don’t have the sense of projection over a distance as in an opera house. We have this microphone and this magnifies all details of a performance, all exaggerations. In the theater, you can get away with a very large, very grand phrase. For the microphone, you have to tone it down. It’s the same as making a film, your gestures will be seen in close-up, so they cannot be exaggerated as they would be in a theater.” ~ Maria Callas
  58. “Sundry manifestations of nature in men and women, are greatly perverted by existing social conventions upheld by both. There are feelings which, under our predatory régime, with its adapted standard of propriety, it is not considered manly to show; but which, contrariwise, are considered admirable in women. Hence repressed manifestations in the one case, and exaggerated manifestations in the other; leading to mistaken estimates.” ~ Herbert Spencer
  59. “Some people are saying Bill O’Reilly exaggerated his war experience in the 1980s. People became suspicious because O’Reilly said he was injured in the East Coast/West Coast rap wars.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  60. “There’s not a lot of people expressing anger in the culture. They’re expressing a lot of hyper-exaggerated sexuality.” ~ Courtney Love

  61. “When it comes to bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion… Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do.” ~ George Carlin
  62. “Key feature of sexual revolution is the large-scale publication and commercialization of details that were once secret. Sexuality has been trivialized. The interesting thing about this is that exaggerated portrayals apparently destroy desire more effectively than any repression.” ~ Volkmar Sigusch
  63. “There wasn’t any more truth in over half of what any so-called orator said. If it wasn’t a Deliberate Lie, why it was an Exaggerated Falsehood.” ~ Will Rogers

  64. “When I meet a girl, I just sort of do really over-exaggerated terrible dance moves… a lot of hip movements. I get them laughing and get them to feel pity for me, and then they like me!” ~ Nicholas D’Agosto
  65. “As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell the truth. He can read the book. He knows if I exaggerated or if I didn’t. My son is forever gonna believe that I’m an honest person or I’m a liar by what I wrote in that book because he can read.” ~ Todd Burpo

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