"Henry B. Adams was the first in an infinite series to discover and admit to himself that he really did not care whether truth was,or was not, true. He did not even care that it should be proved true, unless the process were new and amusing. He was a Darwinian for fun."
"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar anddeceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods."