One sentence sums up my essays: I hate falsehood… Right is made to appear wrong, and falsehood is regarded as truth. How can I remain silent! … When I read current books of this kind, when I see truth overshadowed by falsehood, my heart beats violently, and my brush trembles in my hand. How can I be silent! When I criticise them, I examine them in my reasoning power, check them against facts, and show up their falsehood by setting up proofs.
Wang Ch’ung (王充), Discourses Weighed in the Balance (論衡), Chap. 24