Simone de Beauvoir
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me. -----Simone de Beauvoir
"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility."---Simone de Beauvoir