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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
There is a method in man’s wickedness,
  It grows up by degrees.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—A King and No King. Act V. Sc. 4.
  Animi labes nec diuturnitate vanescere nec omnibus ullis elui potest.
  Mental stains can not be removed by time, nor washed away by any waters.
        Cicero—De Legibus. II. 10.
  All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman.
        Ecclesiasticus. XXV. 19.
The world loves a spice of wickedness.
        Longfellow—Hyperion. Ch. VII. Bk. I.
Destroy his fib, or sophistry—in vain!
The creature’s at his dirty work again.
        Pope—Prologue to the Satires. L. 91.
  The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
        Proverbs. XXVIII. 1.
As saith the proverb of the Ancients,
  Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked.
        I Samuel. XXIV. 13. David to Saul. Said to be the oldest proverb on record.
Are you call’d forth from out a world of men,
To slay the innocent?
        Richard III. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 186.
O cæca nocentum consilia!
O semper timidum scelus!
  Oh, the blind counsels of the guilty!
  Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!
        Statius—Thebais. II. 489.
  ’Cause I’s wicked,—I is. I’s mighty wicked, anyhow, I can’t help it.
        Harriet Beecher Stowe—Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ch. XX.

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