• 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.

    "The Fable of the Bees". Book by Bernard Mandeville. "An Essay on Charity, and Charity-Schools", p. 319, 1732.