That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it, which will waste it; and the same corrupt dispositions which incline men to the sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things, without paying for them. There is cheating on both sides of the counter, and generally less behind it than before it.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Dont trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.