„Comfort” is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being “comfortable.“

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„I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

All Said and Done (1972), p. 16 ISBN 1569249814
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„Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

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„Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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„Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.“

—  Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965

Quelle: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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„Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007

Bennington College address (1970)
Kontext: I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better. I fully expected that by the time I was twenty-one, some scientist, maybe my brother, would have taken a color photograph of God Almighty — and sold it to Popular Mechanics magazine.
Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.

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„Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift the emphasise from truth and beauty to comfort and hapiness. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't.“

—  Aldous Huxley, buch Schöne neue Welt

Mustapha Mond, in Ch. 16<!-- p. 228-->
Quelle: Brave New World (1932)
Kontext: I'm interested in truth, I like science. But truth's a menace, science is a public danger. As dangerous as it's been beneficent. … It's curious … to read what people in the time of Our Ford used to write about scientific progress. They seemed to imagine that it could go on indefinitely, regardless of everything else. Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate. True, ideas were beginning to change even then. Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift the emphasise from truth and beauty to comfort and hapiness. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't. And, of course, whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered. Still, in spite of everything, unrestricted scientific resarch was still permitted. People still went on talking about truth and beauty as though they were sovereign goods. Right up to the time of the Nine Years' War. That made them change their tune all right. What's the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you? That was when science first began to be controlled — after the Nine Years' War. People were ready to have even their appetites controlled then. Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness. One can't have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for.

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„A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014

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„And took for truth the test of ridicule.“

—  George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832

Book viii, "The Sisters".
Tales of the Hall (1819)

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