• Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls. The least admixture of a lie-for example, the taint of vanity, the least attempt to make a good impression, a favorable appearance-will instantly vitiate the effect.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Self-Reliance, the Over-Soul, and Other Essays”, p.111, Coyote Canyon Press