Quotation by Marvin Cohen

Ah, the truth, what a thing it is! I sacrifice so much for it, with people: I forego, for truth's sake, discretion, loyalty, diplomacy, tact, polite manners, elegance, grace, poise, balance, good taste, conformity, image-role, fashionableness, polish, confidences, promises, ambition, consistency, identity, clarity, comprehensibleness, good will, hypocrisy, and lots of other things—amass sacrifice, at truth's altar. God! is truth worth it? I hope it is. It better be, in fact.
Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Fables at Life's Expense, "Where Does Truth Lie," Latitudes Press (1975).
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