"There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it."
"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers."
"The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards."
"Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object."
"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."
"When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy."
"It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil."
"As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs."
Henry David Thoreau