all cant

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  • If you are talking on religious subjects, avoid all cant. Cited from Our Deportment, by John H. Young
  • Yes, because the destruction of that doctrine will do away with all cant and all pretence. Cited from Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII, by Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Invariably they were made with a simplicity that robbed them of all cant; they came from the man's real nature. Cited from The Lure of the Labrador Wild, by Dillon Wallace
  • He was natural -- natural as devoid of all cant and affected airs. Cited from The American Missionary, Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888, by Various
  • Disdaining all cant, he clearly perceives that the system, in its practical working, must conform to the principles on which it is based. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 55, May, 1862, by Various
  • The objections were all cant, and cant of the worst kind. Cited from The Odd Women, by George Gissing
  • Now, between you and me, I don't want to hang - that's practical; but for all cant, Macfarlane, I was born with a contempt. Cited from Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Are our praises of death in victory, then, all cant, and are all the eloquent rhapsodies of poets and essayists a sham? Cited from Essays in Rebellion, by Henry W. Nevinson
  • I hate all cant, but am satisfied that the chief reason why France does not succeed better in her revolutions is, because she lacks the steadiness which a sincere devotion to religion gives to a nation. Cited from Paris: With Pen and Pencil, by David W. Bartlett
  • The address of Mr. Banks, free from all cant, and delicately alluding to those American principles to which he owed his office, was happily conceived and admirably delivered. Cited from Perley's Reminiscences, Vol. 1-2, by Benjamin Perley Poore
  • Above all cant, all arguments of men, Above all superstitions, old or new, Above all creeds of every age and clime, Stands the eternal truth -- the creed of creeds. Cited from The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems, by H. L. Gordon
  • By sacred poetry is mostly meant Scriptural; but there are, and always have been, conceited and callous critics, who would exclude all religious feelings from poetry, and indeed from prose too, compendiously calling them all cant. Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • This is all cant, in my humble opinion; and when I see men so anxious to send the negro out of their sight, I feel quite certain that they are conscious of having deeply wronged him, and think to remove him, to atone for their guilty consciences. Cited from Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward
  • His reputation for erudition, and his high standing at Cambridge, commanded respect; and his sound, shrewd sense, his thorough straightforwardness and hatred of all cant and unreality, his genial manner and his decidedness, made his advice very effective. Cited from The English Church in the Eighteenth Century, by Overton
  • There shone mildly in his whole conduct a beautiful veracity, as if it were unconscious of itself; a perfect spontaneous absence of all cant, hypocrisy, and hollow pretence, not in word and act only, but in thought and instinct. Cited from On the Choice of Books, by Thomas Carlyle
  • While in the middle of his song, which would have gained him the prize, Venus visited him with sudden madness, and throwing away all cant about pure platonic love, he chanted the praise of foul carnal lust and the joy of living with the Goddess of Love in the heart of the hills. Cited from Wagner, by John F. Runciman