A similar pattern is to be observed everywhere: the institutions which make the survival of the pluralist society possible — the legal system, the school, the family, the university, the market — are attacked by totalitarian forces using liberal slogans, in the name of freedom in other words. Freedom appears as the absence of law and responsibility, in the anarchistic sense, and thus promises all the consequences which European social philosophy has pointed to for several hundred years: unlimited freedom for everyone means unlimited rights for the strong or, according to Dostoyevsky, in the end, absolute freedom equals absolute slavery.
(Leszek Kolakowski, Modernity on Endless Trial. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990, p. 172).
The theory of the best style may at one time be the theory of finding the expression by which we transfer every mood of ours to the reader and the listener. At another, it may be the theory of finding expressions for the more desirable human moods, the communication and transference of which one desires most — for the mood of a man moved from the depth of his heart, intellectually cheerful, bright, and sincere, who has conquered his passions. This will be the theory of the best style, a theory that corresponds to the good man.
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All to Human. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913, p. 243).
Muitas vezes mentimos por motivo justo e meritório: para salvar uma pessoa perseguida, para frustrar os planos de um criminoso, para levantar o moral de um deprimido, para evitar um escândalo que possa prejudicar um inocente, e assim por diante.
A verdade nem sempre está nas palavras, mas na razão íntima de dizê-las.
(Olavo de Carvalho, Facebook, 6 de Dezembro de 2017).