Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Truth

   Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche   (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900)

What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions — they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins which have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins.