“There is one thing wrong with your country. Your fathers are made fat and stupid. You have no fathers, no brothers, no compadres. They must do too many bad things to pay for their comfort and they become bad…and stupid.”

Santiago speaking from ‘Caldo Largo’

And I guess I can’t leave this out because subject wise it follows on so well:

“Much about your good people moves me to disgust, and it is not their evil that I mean. How I wish they possessed a madness through which they could perish, like this pale criminal.

Truly I wish their madness were called truth or loyalty or justice: but they possess their virtue in order to live long and in a miserable ease.”