"The lesson which these observations convey is, be, and not seem. Let us acquiesce. Let us take our bloated nothingness out of thepath of the divine circuits. Let us unlearn our wisdom of the world. Let us lie low in the lord's power, and learn that truth alone makes rich and great."
"Ah, the truth, what a thing it is! I sacrifice so much for it, with people: I forego, for truth's sake, discretion, loyalty, diplomacy, tact, polite manners, elegance, grace, poise, balance, good taste, conformity, image-role, fashionableness, polish, confidences, promises, ambition, consistency, identity, clarity, comprehensibleness, good will, hypocrisy, and lots of other things--amass sacrifice, at truth's altar. God! is truth worth it? I hope it is. It better be, in fact."