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As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. Thunder again; words that proclaimed themselves true—truer somehow than truth itself.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Hermetic quote Huxley Brave truth

Is the progressive part of the world going to wait until the legally appointed guardians of the truth have found out the true value of the treasure in their possession?

Franz Hartmann, With The Adepts

Hermetic quote Hartmann Adepts treasure

King was never anti-American; he was always anti-injustice in America and anywhere else. Love of truth and love of country could go hand-in-hand.

Cornell West in Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King

Hermetic quote West King Radical hand-in-hand

For King, the condition of truth was to allow suffering to speak; for him, justice was what love looks like in public.

Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King

Hermetic quote King Radical love

“How strange,” Juliana said. “I never would have thought the truth would make you angry.” Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find. I’m lucky. “I thought you’d be as pleased and excited as I am. It’s a misunderstanding, isn’t it?” She smiled, and after a pause Mrs. Abendsen managed to smile back.

Philip K Dick, The Man in the High Castle

Hermetic quote Dick Castle angry truth

all forms of serious art and knowledge—in other words, all forms of truth—are suspect and dangerous.

Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye