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  1. Nov 2013
    1. 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.

      I'm starting to wonder whether or not this guy thinks there is anything good or beautiful in life. From his opinions laid out so far, it seems like he must live a bleak life, due to his skepticism of anything that enriches existence

    2. Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself-in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity-is so much the rule and the law among men

      He certainly doesn't have a very good impression of mankind around him, does he?