„Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.“

Forrás: Culture and Value (1980), p. 39e

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Ludwig Wittgenstein fénykép
Ludwig Wittgenstein7
osztrák-brit filozófus 1889 - 1951

Hasonló idézetek

Miguel de Unamuno fénykép
Oscar Wilde fénykép
Meher Baba fénykép
François de La Rochefoucauld fénykép

„The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, könyv Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Le vrai moyen d'être trompé, c'est de se croire plus fin que les autres.
Maxim 127.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

Iris Murdoch fénykép

„Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.“

—  Iris Murdoch British writer and philosopher 1919 - 1999

"The Sublime and the Good", in the Chicago Review, Vol. 13 Issue 3 (Autumn 1959) p. 51.
Forrás: Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

Terence fénykép

„Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.“

—  Terence, Heauton Timorumenos

Act IV, scene 2, line 8 (675).
Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
Eredeti: (la) Nil tam difficile est quin quaerendo investigari possit.

Arthur Schopenhauer fénykép
Iris Murdoch fénykép
Blaise Pascal fénykép
Nisargadatta Maharaj fénykép
Max Frisch fénykép

„Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.“

—  Max Frisch Swiss playwright and novelist 1911 - 1991

I'm not Stiller (1955)

Pythagoras fénykép

„There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 i.e.

Terence, in Heauton Timoroumenos [The Self-Tormentor]
Misattributed

Terence fénykép

„There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.“

—  Terence, Heauton Timorumenos

Act IV, scene 6, line 1 (805).
Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)

Simone de Beauvoir fénykép

„To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

Forrás: Prime of Life

F. Scott Fitzgerald fénykép
Yevgeny Zamyatin fénykép

„Of course, to wound oneself is difficult, even dangerous. But for those who are alive, living today as yesterday and yesterday as today is still more difficult.“

—  Yevgeny Zamyatin Russian author 1884 - 1937

On Literature, Revolution, Entropy and Other Matters (1923)
Kontextus: A new form is not intelligible to everyone; many find it difficult. Perhaps. The ordinary, the banal is, of course, simpler, more pleasant, more comfortable. Euclid's world is very simple, and Einstein's world is very difficult — but it is no longer possible to return to Euclid. No revolution, no heresy is comfortable or easy. For it is a leap, it is a break in the smooth evolutionary curve, and a break is a wound, a pain. But the wound is necessary: most of mankind suffers from hereditary sleeping sickness, and victims of this sickness (entropy) must not be allowed to sleep, or it will be their final sleep, death.
The same disease often afflicts artists and writers: they sink into satiated slumber in forms once invented and twice perfected. And they lack the strength to wound themselves, to cease loving what they once loved, to leave their old, familiar apartments filled with the scent of laurel leaves and walk away into the open field, to start anew.
Of course, to wound oneself is difficult, even dangerous. But for those who are alive, living today as yesterday and yesterday as today is still more difficult.

Thomas Traherne fénykép
Paulo Coelho fénykép
William Gibson fénykép

„If not for our excessive vanity and our over-active imaginations, novelists might be unusually difficult to deceive.“

—  William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948

Twitter tweet (31 May 2009) http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/1986617191<!-- also (1 June 2009) http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/1986630272 -->
Kontextus: The most common human act that writing a novel resembles is lying. The working novelist lies daily, very complexly, and at great length. If not for our excessive vanity and our over-active imaginations, novelists might be unusually difficult to deceive.

John Updike fénykép

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