Wish I'd said that - October 5, 2017

"Should a traveller give an account of men who were entirely divested of avarice, ambition, and revenge; who knew no pleasure but friendship, generosity, and public spirit, we should immediately detect the falsehood and prove him a liar with the same certitude as if he had stuffed his narration with centaurs and dragons."

David Hume in 1772, quoted by Robert Ardrey in The Territorial Imperative