Walter M. Miller Jr.
The abbot snapped off the set. “Where’s the truth?” he asked quietly. “What’s to be believed? Or does it matter at all? When mass murder’s been answered with mass murder, rape with rape, hate with hate, there’s no longer much meaning in asking whose axe is the bloodier.” p. 279
Ask for an omen, then stone it when it comes—de essential hominum. p. 287