Category Archives: Nietzsche
Posted by turmarion
[C]onvictions might be more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it: whether the lie takes place before witnesses or without witnesses is of no consequence. The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself; lying to others is relatively the exception.–Now this desiring not to see what one sees, this desiring not to see as one sees, is virtually the primary condition for all who are in any sense party: the party man necessarily becomes a liar.
-–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, 55 (emphasis added)
All the more relevant in the wake of the Penn State mess.