Quotation by Bernard Mandeville

Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavour to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.
Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733), Dutch-born British author, physician. "Remark (T)," The Fable of the Bees (1714, rev. 1723).
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