“Philosophers dearly love to call their utterances “truths,” since in that guise they…”

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“Philosophers dearly love to call their utterances “truths,” since in that guise they become binding upon us all. But each philosopher invents his own truths. Which means that he asks his pupils to deceive themselves in the way he shows, but that he reserves for himself the option of deceiving himself in his own way. Why? Why not allow everyone to deceive himself just as he likes?”

Lev Shestov, All Things Are Possible

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