65 Untrue Quotes On Success In Life

These untrue quotes will inspire you. Untrue not in accordance with fact or reality; false or incorrect.

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

Best Untrue Quotes

  1. “All your life people will tell you things. And most of the time, probably ninety-five percent of the time, what they’ll tell you will be wrong.” ~ Michael Crichton
  2. “For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.” ~ Geneen Roth , Untrue quotes love
  3. “How do you untell something? You can’t. You can’t put words back in your mouth. What you can do, is spread false gossip … so people think that everything that’s been said is untrue. Include that Stanley is having an affair. It’s like the end of Spartacus. I have seen the movie half a dozen times, and I still don’t know who the real Spartacus is. And, that is what makes that movie a classic whodunnit.” ~ Michael Scott
  4. “Any concept of biology is not only sterile and profitless, it is distorted and untrue, if it puts its primary focus on unnatural conditions rather than on those vast forces not of man’s making that shape and channel the nature and direction of life.” ~ Rachel Carson
  5. “The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.” ~ Antisthenes

  6. “People forget that stereotypes aren’t bad because they are always untrue. Stereotypes are bad because they are not always true. If we allow ourselves to judge another based on a stereotype, we have allowed a gross generalization to replace our own thinking.” ~ George Takei
  7. “We can’t believe what we believe to be untrue, and we can’t love what we believe to be unreal.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  8. “It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil,… that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it’s not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.” ~ George McGovern
  9. “When men no longer have the least fear of saying something untrue, they very soon have no fear whatsoever of doing something unjust.” ~ Theodor Haecker
  10. “When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.” ~ Doris Lessing

  11. “Do not take the yardstick of your ignorance to measure what the ancients knew, and call everything which you do not know lies. Do not call things untrue because they are marvelous, but give them a fair consideration.” ~ Wendell Phillips
  12. “In my first publication I might have claimed that I had come to the conclusion, as a result of serious study of the literature and deep thought, that valuable antibacterial substances were made by moulds and that I set out to investigate the problem. That would have been untrue and I preferred to tell the truth that penicillin started as a chance observation. My only merit is that I did not neglect the observation and that I pursued the subject as a bacteriologist. My publication in 1929 was the starting-point of the work of others who developed penicillin especially in the chemical field.” ~ Alexander Fleming
  13. “Hillary Clinton spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads on me, many of which are absolutely untrue. They’re untrue. And they’re misrepresentations.” ~ Donald Trump
  14. “The true story is vicious and multiple and untrue after all. Why do you need it? Don’t ever ask for the true story.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  15. “Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.” ~ George S. Patton

  16. “Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue. You’ve just got to learn that if I don’t say it, physically out of my mouth, on camera, it’s not true.” ~ Selena Gomez
  17. “I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental, superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.” ~ Conrad Veidt
  18. “The only way I hear gossip is if it’s big enough and loud enough for my friends to bring it up to me. Or if it’s, like, a big untrue ordeal from my publicist – and she hates making that phone call!” ~ Taylor Swift
  19. “It’s simply untrue that religion provides the only framework for a universal morality.” ~ Sam Harris
  20. “Of all lies, art is the least untrue.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

  21. “My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives.” ~ Harvey Fierstein
  22. “It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn’t give enough.” ~ Quentin Crisp , Untrue quotes relationship
  23. “It’s untrue to say the colors I use are not those of reality. They are real: The red I use is red; the green, green; blue, blue; and yellow, yellow. It’s a matter of arranging them differently from the way I find them, but they are always real colors. So it’s not true that when I tint a road or a wall, they become unreal. They stay real, though colored differently for my scene.” ~ Michelangelo Antonioni
  24. “The media can make anything true or untrue. So if you do 80 films and you play a bad guy ten times, then you’re a bad guy, and then the media repeats that.” ~ John Malkovich
  25. “A lie cannot live.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  26. “On “Tonight” I think I was torn dreadfully between writing what I wanted to write, but keeping it in a style that would follow up what I had just done. That’s where I feel I was untrue to myself as an artist . . . that album and, to a lesser extent, “Never Let Me Down.”” ~ David Bowie
  27. “The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  28. “We limit ourselves so much. And, we limit heaven too. We think it’s a place where angels just play harps. And hell has to be fire and brimstone. But that’s very untrue.” ~ James Van Praagh
  29. “The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan.” ~ Michael Bloomberg
  30. “It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.” ~ Stephen Fry

  31. “The dark in soul see in the universe their own shadow; the shattered spirit can only reflect external beauty in form as untrue and broken as itself.” ~ Thomas Binney
  32. “At the classical origins of philosophic thought, the transcending concepts remained committed to the prevailing separation between intellectual and manual labor to the established society of enslavement. … Those who bore the brunt of the untrue reality and who, therefore, seemed to be most in need of attaining its subversion were not the concern of philosophy. It abstracted from them and continued to abstract from them.” ~ Herbert Marcuse
  33. “The widespread interest in gossip is inspired, not by a love of knowledge but by malice: no one gossips about other people’s secret virtues, but only about their secret vices. Accordingly most gossip is untrue, but care is taken not to verify it. Our neighbour’s sins, like the consolations of religion, are so agreeable that we do not stop to scrutinise the evidence closely.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  34. “It is some disaster for any mind to hold any one thing for truth that is untrue, however insignificant it be, or however honestly it be held. It is a greater disaster when the false prejudice bars the way to some truth behind it, which, but for it, would find an entrance to the soul; and the greatness of the disaster will in this case be measured by the importance of the excluded truth.” ~ Henry Parry Liddon
  35. “This would have been less annoying had it been untrue.” ~ Robert Charles Wilson

  36. “I’m always interested in debunking myths if they are untrue. But it’s also important to identify myths and how they function, what value they may have.” ~ Neal Ascherson
  37. “Our lives show the accumulation of all of our varied wishes. Wanting something with all your heart will begin to slough away all of your untrue and idle wishes. Success comes from an undivided heart.” ~ Chuck Spezzano
  38. “There are a lot more tabloids in England that like to report other things in your life, some of which are true and some of which are exaggerated and untrue. There have been stories where people claim to have seen me in one place and I wasnt even in that city then. The Aussie press is more judgmental and moralistic.” ~ Shane Warne
  39. “I was 12 when I ordered my first guitar out of the worn and discolored pages of the Sears and Roebuck catalog. The story that I bought it on the installment plan is untrue, the invention of a Hollywood press agent. Local color. I paid cash, $8, money I had saved as a hired hand on my uncle Calvin’s farm, baling and stacking hay. Prairie hay, used as feed for the cattle in winter. It was mean work for a wiry boy, but ambition made me strong.” ~ Gene Autry
  40. “Any thought of discomfort or stress is an alarm that lets you know you’re believing an untrue thought” ~ Byron Katie

  41. “For us there is but one crime: to be untrue to ourselves.” ~ Francis Parker Yockey
  42. “A lot of times, writers are told write as big as you can, and that’s not untrue. But at times I think it’s better to write as small as you can, to start scenes with little personal details or people who are doing average every day human things. That, to me, lets the average reader into that person’s life. “Yeah I eat breakfast. I take a shower.”” ~ Don Winslow
  43. “A proposition of geometry does not compete with life; and a proposition of geometry is a fair and luminous parallel for a work of art. Both are reasonable, both untrue to the crude fact; both inhere in nature, neither represents it.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. “There are people accusing me that I’m sick, that I’m a danger to morals, western civilization and basically everything under the sun. And they’ve got these wild stories about me, completely off the wall, completely untrue. They thought them up and it makes you wonder what goes on in their brain, but of course, they don’t consider themselves sick. They think they’re normal because they don’t dress like I do.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  45. “Faith … that faculty which enables us to believe things which we know to be untrue.” ~ Bram Stoker

  46. “Mostly it’s lies, writing novels. You set out to tell an untrue story and you try to make it believable, even to yourself. Which calls for details; any good lie does.” ~ Anne Tyler
  47. “Whatever you have read I have said is almost certainly untrue, except if it is funny, in which case I definitely said it.” ~ Tallulah Bankhead
  48. “Christianity is not a patent medicine. Christianity claims to give an account of facts – to tell you what the real universe is like. Its account of the universe may be true, or it may not, and once the question is really before you, then your natural inquisitiveness must make you want to know the answer. If Christianity is untrue, then no honest man will want to believe it, however helpful it might be: if it is true, every honest man will want to believe it, even if it gives him no help at all.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  49. “All I can say is that these cult stories are totally untrue, are without any foundation, and trade on a deep bias against Westerners who dare to embrace an Eastern belief-system.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  50. “I cannot bear that you / Should think me faithful, when I am untrue.” ~ Vita Sackville-West

  51. “The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  52. “It’s always written that my father was a rich, conservative John Bircher. That is untrue. He was not rich. He was not a John Bircher.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  53. “Together they [President Nixon and Secretary Kissinger] pursued ends that frequently had a tenuous link with reality, using means that were not merely disproportionate but counterproductive and untrue to those values they were meant to defend. In fact neither man demonstrated much faith in those values.” ~ William Shawcross
  54. “One hears a lot of talk about the hostility between scientists and engineers. I don’t believe in any such thing. In fact I am quite certain it is untrue… There cannot possibly be anything in it because neither side has anything to do with the other.” ~ David Hilbert
  55. “People forget that unauthorized does not mean untrue and authorized does not mean authentic.” ~ Kitty Kelley

  56. “But it is also untrue that I have nothing specific in mind. As with my landscapes: I see countless landscapes, photograph barely 1 in 100,000, and paint barely 1 in 100 of those that I photograph. I am therefore seeking something quite specific; from this I conclude that I know what I want.” ~ Gerhard Richter
  57. “To people who don’t know me I’m defined by a number of things that people know about me that are entirely untrue.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
  58. “If somebody tells you an obviously untrue story, on the Continent you would remark, “You are a liar, Sir, and a rather dirty one at that.” In England, you just say “Oh, is that so?” Or “That’s rather an unusual story, isn’t it?” ~ George Mikes
  59. “It is untrue that fiction is nonutilitarian. The uses of fiction are synonymous with the uses of literature. They include refreshment, clarification of life, self-awareness, expansion of our range of experiences, and enlargement of our sense of understanding and discovery, perception, intensification, expression, beauty, and understanding. Like literature generally, fiction is a form of discovery, perception, intensification, expression, beauty, and understanding. If it is all these things, the question of whether it is a legitimate use of time should not even arise.” ~ Leland Ryken
  60. “If enough things that are untrue are said about you, no one will know what really is true.” ~ Tom Stoppard

  61. “Should one continue to base one’s life on a system of belief that–for all its occasional wisdom and frequent beauty–is demonstrably untrue?” ~ Charles Templeton
  62. “Now, since our condition accommodates things to itself, and transforms them according to itself, we no longer know things in their reality; for nothing comes to us that is not altered and falsified by our Senses. When the compass, the square, and the rule are untrue, all the calculations drawn from them, all the buildings erected by their measure, are of necessity also defective and out of plumb. The uncertainty of our senses renders uncertain everything that they produce.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  63. “Lipstick on your collar said you were untrue. Bet your bottom dollar, you and I are through.” ~ Connie Francis

  64. “I believe politicians should aim to be accurate and truthful in what they say at all times. You can be truthful and inaccurate but what you shouldn’t be doing at any time is saying things that are untrue or making commitments that you have no intention of honoring.” ~ Malcolm Turnbull
  65. “Bush told me, he doesn’t watch TV … though it’s untrue that he doesn’t read the newspapers.” ~ Robert Draper

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