The myths about Hades and the gods, though they are pure invention, help to make men virtuous.
Fallen myths can instill venom.
The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.
The transformations of culture do not take place in history. They take place in myth. It is because the individual cannot perceive in the limits of his own lifetime such transformations as the Neolithic or Industrial revolutions that we have need of myth. A model, a hypothesis or a myth is a way of rendering […]
They feed you on the guilt to keep you humble, keep you low Some man and myth they made up a thousand years ago.
I drag my myth around with me.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
Inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light.
The ideas that interpreted capitalism, at least in its early stages, were relatively candid. The ideas that justified colonialism have never been candid. There is nothing remarkable about this. On many matters men sense that the underlying reasons for action are best concealed. Conscience is better served by a myth. And to persuade others one […]
We must not be hampered by yesterday’s myths in concentrating on today’s needs.