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All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power…

“All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not the truth.” Did Nietzsche really say this? Not quite. Popular culture has slightly misquoted. Instead, the philosopher said:

On the right, a woman reads a book by a window. On the left, a quote from Nietzsche: "Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying 'there are only facts,' I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations."
– Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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Social Science Quote: The conquest of leisure and health

Toda’s social science quote comes from Bertrand Russell, mathematician and philospher, from On Education, Especially In Early Childhood. Below is the quote in context of arguments for, and against, practical education.

A blue lake with trees in the background. Quote overlaid: What will be the good of the conquest of leisure and health, if no one remembers how to use them? - Bertrand Russell, philosopher
– Bertrand Russell, philosopher.
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