Quotation by Bernard De Mandeville

This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good- breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir'd by Precept and Example, of flattering the Pride and Selfishness of others, and concealing our own with Judgment and Dexterity.
Bernard De Mandeville (1670–1733), Anglo-Dutch physician and writer. The Fable of the Bees, or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits, sixth edition, p. 69 (1732).
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