Monday, January 3, 2011

philosophy in the metro

Someone is paying to post philosophical statements in the subway cars. Could it be the STM on its own initiative? Deciding to educate the travelling public?
Here's one I like:
La croyance forte ne prouve que sa force, et non la vérité de ce qu'on croit.
It's from Nietzsche's Menschliches, Allzumenschliches (Human, All Too Human). In English:
Strong belief only proves the strength of one's belief, not the truth of what one believes.

I don't generally refer to Nietzsche for ideas, but I like this one.

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