It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught as men take diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company. Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act V. Scene 1. (Falstaff solus.)
Catius is ever moral, ever grave, Thinks who endures a knave, is next a knave, Save just at dinnerthen prefers, no doubt, A rogue with venison, to a saint without. Pope.Moral Essays, Epi. I. To Temple, Line 77.