Quote by Jacques Lacan
Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
This quote suggests that analytical truth, which refers to truths that are logically and objectively derived, is not something elusive or hidden. It argues that those individuals who possess the skill of guiding others' conscience can easily observe the emergence of truth without much effort. In other words, individuals who have a talent for exploring and guiding moral and ethical principles have the ability to perceive truths without any difficulty, as if these truths naturally and effortlessly reveal themselves.
It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man. For it is not by the possession, but the search after truth that he enlarges his power, wherein alone consists his ever-increasing perfection.
Your column is a pack of damn lies, a reader wrote to William Safire about a political piece he did in the New York Times.Brushing aside the stern criticism, Safire immediately debated whether it should be damn, the way it sounds, or damned, as the past participle of the verb, to damn. The ed on some words is simply slipping away, he points out. We're seeing more barbecue chicken, whip cream and corn beef. His conclusion: Ears are sloppy and eyes are precise; accordingly, speech can be loose but writing should be tight.http://extras.denverpost.com/books/book23.htm