04 January 2009

As quoted by Monsieur de Botton...

What in us really wants 'truth'?...We asked the value of this will. Suppose we want truth: why not rather untruth? and uncertainty? even ignorance?...The falseness of a judgement is to us not necessarily an objection to a judgement ... the question is to what extent it is life-advancing, life-preserving, species-preserving, perhaps even species-breeding; and our fundamental tendency is to assert that the falsest judgements...are the most indispensable to us...that to renounce false judgements would be to renounce life, would be to deny life. 
(Nietzsche | Beyond Good and Evil)

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