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EXAGGERATION
[ Also see Accuracy Caricature Dishonesty ]

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
      - Alfred Adler

The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love.
      - Francis Bacon

Exaggeration is to blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
      - Hosea Ballou

Exaggeration misleads the credulous and offends the perceptive.
      - Eliza Cook

There is no greater sin than to be trop prononce.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
      - Kahlil Gibran

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 (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

We weaken what we exaggerate.
      - Jean Francois de la Harpe

Exaggeration of every kind is as essential to journalism as it is to dramatic art, for the object of journalism is to make events go as far as possible.
      - Arthur Schopenhauer


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