Lies–there you have the religion of slaves and taskmasters. Truth is the god of the free man.
Russian novelist, playwright.
The Lower Depths (1902)
[From Wikipedia (link above), “The theme of harsh truth versus the comforting lie pervades the play from start to finish, as most of the characters choose to deceive themselves from the bleak reality of their condition.”
A passing thought of Half-Truth Henigan and company reminded me of this quote.–Joe]