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Daemon
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Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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The danger of convictions lies in the fact that they are supposed to be true even when they are not, a lie remains a lie
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His convictions about the qualities of his so called superman were unparalleled. He had in himself that he hated in others.
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Certainly so, especially when not based on previous knowledge and/or experience.
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Shamshad Afridi wrote:
His convictions about the qualities of his so called superman were unparalleled. He had in himself that he hated in others.


You may be very much right indeed!
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very true overconfidence while lying leads to be caught red handed
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A lie is not a lie if it serves a higher moral purpose. Then this is a gift.





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Shamshad Afridi wrote:
His convictions about the qualities of his so called superman were unparalleled. He had in himself that he hated in others.


Just great -- yet another shallow & facetious commentary on Nietzsche. If you have any interest in learning about "Also Sprach Zarathustra", I suggest you study some of Mazzino Montinari's research.

-- peer
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Old convictions are replaced with new ones and some of them are more malicious, virulent than previous. Interesting, how far can go "tolerance" in its onward march...
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A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
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Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
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A lie is of limited harmful Ness because it involves only simple deception. Convictions on the other hand can be based on erroneous premises and has the potential to lead many into error. When this error is also bound up with the passions then this becomes dangerous.
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I have a conviction that 'Honesty is the best policy'. Many a time, this lands me in trouble. Nonetheless, I stand by this.

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Omar Mariani wrote:
The danger of convictions lies in the fact that they are supposed to be true even when they are not, a lie remains a lie


True indeed. They may never even think the conviction can be wrong.
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complex thinker
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From :"Human, All Too Human" - 9 Man Alone With Himself
Aphorism 483 - Enemies of truth .



Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies

Later he described conviction

Conviction is the belief that on some particular point of knowledge one is in possession of the unqualified truth.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38145/38145-h/38145-h.htm#HISTORY_OF_THE_MORAL_FEELINGS
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


First of all the English translation "superman" is very poor. The better translation has been offered as "overman" or I would create a new translation that may most closely describe what Nietzsche meant: "over-the-self man" - a man who can conquer himself and his own wrong convictions and prejudices, and is willing to think progressively from the cave society that is brainwashing him to think the way the military-government-religion trio want him to think.

Yes, some convictions are self-paralyzing. For example, last night I talked with a man who with bitter conviction argued against modern ballet/dance as sheer nonsense.
ChristopherJohnson
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Reminds of what Ambrose G. Bierce wrote about FAITH in his Devil's Dictionary: “Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel'
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People fight and die for their convictions. It's hard to put up much defense to support a lie unless you are protecting someone else, of course then it isn't about the lie but has become a conviction again.
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At present, many people are being killed because of high convictions.
On the other hand, other people try to save the planet thanks to their high convictions.
The best and the worst things are done out of our convictions.
pedro
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Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Unchallenged ones are. You should check yourself occasionally to make sure they are still valid or relevant. A debate would not get off the ground if the participants had no convictions.
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Daemon wrote:
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


The trouble with convictions: Only one little step beyond them lies the abuse yet to be committed to justify any beliefs which took firm root without questioning.

Making that little step is so easy!
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