Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Paine (17371809)
And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.
THOMAS PAINE, letter to George Washington, July 30, 1796.The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p. 252 (1895).