Quotation by Bernard Mandeville

No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733), Dutch-born British author, physician. "An Essay on Charity and Charity-Schools," The Fable of the Bees (1714, revised 1723).
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