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Quotation by Shakespeare
Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm?
It is hypocrisy against the devil.
They that mean virtuously and yet do so,
The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 4, sc. 1, l. 5-8.
Imagining Cassio in bed with Desdemona; as good covering up evil is hypocrisy against God, so evil actions that claim to be virtuous constitute hypocrisy against the devil.
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