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Art is the most beautiful of all lies.”
Claude Debussy
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The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.”
Desiderius Erasmus - In Praise of Folly
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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human
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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.”
Anatole France
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The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.”
John Stuart Mill
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The aversion to lying is often a hidden ambition to render our words credible and weighty, and to attach a religious aspect to our conversation.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.”
Pablo Picasso
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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.”
Alfred Adler
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Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.”
Albert Camus
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The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.”
Alfred Adler
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Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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One can say that to some extent fascism has added a new variation to the old art of lying — the most devilish variation — that of lying the truth.”
Hannah Arendt
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