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March 6, 2009


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes revolutionary act - George Orwell


Anonymous Justice said...

"Man defends himself as much as he can against truth, as a child does against a medicine, as the man of the platonic cave does against the light. He does not willingly follow his path, he has to be dragged along backward. This natural liking for the false has several causes; the inheritance of prejudices, which produces an unconscious habit, a slavery; the predominance of the imagination over the reason, which affects the understanding; the predominance of the passions over the conscience, which depraves the heart; the predominance of the will over the intelligence, which vitiates the character. A lively, disinterested, persistent liking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism and doubt."

"Emancipation from error is the condition of real knowledge."
- Henri Amiel 1821 - 1881

March 7, 2009 8:42 AM  

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