"Deep, the student, came to Mr. Keuner, the thinking
man, and said: "I want to know the truth."
"Which truth? The truth is well known. Do you want
to know the truth about the fish trade? Or about the
tax system? If, because they tell you the truth about
the fish trade, you no longer pay a high price for their
fish, you will never know the truth," said Mr. Keuner.
By Bertolt Brecht
("Stories of Mr. Keuner," Bertolt Brecht, 1965, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers,2001, is available from City Lights Books, San Francisco)