Quotation by Aldous Huxley

Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behaviour perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British author. Published in Collected Essays, vol. 1 (1893). "On the Natural Inequality of Men," (1890).
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