Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of the truth than lies.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
The love of truth has its reward in heaven and even on earth.
It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it.
All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
We have art to save ourselves from the truth.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
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