We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. * Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy. * The Christian religion teaches us to imitate a God that is cruel, insidious, jealous, and implacable in his wrath. * Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control. * No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.