To that end we must become the best students and discoverers of everything lawful and necessary in the world: we must become physicists in order to be the creators in this sense—while hitherto all valuations and ideals have been built on ignorance of physics or in contradiction to it. So, long live physics! And even more long live what compels us to it—our honesty!
– Die fröhliche Wissenschaft
Note that the honesty spoken of here is a personal quality, a natural instinct. It is an inner desire for individual coherence. And it is not, above all, an asymptotic goal or higher truth.