“Of Truth” by Francis Bacon

A brief essay on the importance of truth to man, religiously and philosophically.

One of the Fathers called Poesy: “vinum daemonum, because it filleth the imagination”. Replacing contemplation of the Divine, presumably.

Montaigne: “to say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God, and a coward towards men”. Antigone suffers execution for burying her brother, because she prioritises her (much longer) time in the afterlife than her shorter time among the living. Takes a lot of faith. Steve Jobs: “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there”.

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One Response to “Of Truth” by Francis Bacon

  1. Shohel says:

    very good

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