You protest too much.... You cannot tolerate a faith in humanity, because if you do, all this, the structure of your very existence, which you have built on hate and vengeance, all this will collapse around the naked lie of your life. You are a beaten man at war with the dictates of his heart.
Earl Felton, and Richard Fleischer. Prof. Aronnax (Paul Lukas), 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, to Capt. Nemo, who dismisses Ned's saving of this life as having nothing to do with innate goodness. (1954).