With profound apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, but mostly Gilbert.
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep." ~ Saul Bellow
"Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth." ~ C.S. Lewis
"If you don't know where you are, a map won't help." ~ Watts Humphrey
"Be wary around your enemy once, and your friend a thousand times. A double-crossing friend knows more about what harms you." ~ Arabic proverb
"Is it right to be treated so bad / When you've given everything you had?" ~ Holland-Dozier-Holland, "Can I Get a Witness"
"We are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspected." ~ Henry David Thoreau
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." ~ Voltaire
"But it's the beginning of the end / Tell myself I'm winning / But it's pointless to pretend" ~ Todd Rundgren, "Beginning (Of the End)"
"The ultimate in vanity / Exploiting their supremacy / I can't believe the things you say" ~ Metallica, "... And Justice For All"