From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2017-02-02:
"Shut up, you fools! You lie like the Devil! You're all as dumb as stones!...I know what lying means. The weakling -- and whoever is a parasite to his own weakness -- they both need lies. But the man who is free, who is strong-he needs no lies. Truth is the religion of the free man..." -- Maxim Gorky, from The Lower Depths.
(submitted to the mailing list by Patsy Wang-Iverson)