Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Edmund Burke (172997)
Fraud and prevarication are servile vices. They sometimes grow out of the necessities, always out of the habits, of slavish and degenerate spirits . It is an erect countenance, it is a firm adherence to principle, it is a power of resisting false shame and frivolous fear, that assert our good faith and honor, and assure to us the confidence of mankind.
EDMUND BURKE, Letters on a Regicide Peace, letter 3, 17961797, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 5, p. 414 (1899).