• Men are sponges, which, to pour out, receive;
    Who know false play, rather than lose, deceive.
    For in best understandings sin began,
    Angels sinn'd first, then devils, and then man.
    Only perchance beasts sin not ; wretched we
    Are beasts in all but white integrity.

    John Donne (1896). “Poems of John Donne”