That which he hath an inclination to is always dressed up in all the false beauty that a fond and busy imagination can give it; the other appeareth naked and deformed, and in all the true circumstances of folly and dishonour. Swift.On Knowing Ones self.
Think not for wrongs like these unscourged to live; Long may ye sin, and long may Heaven forgive; But when ye least expect, in sorrows day, Vengeance shall fall more heavy for delay. Churchill.Gotham, Book II. Line 557.
So nature prompts: drawn by her secret tie, We view a parents deeds with reverent eye; With fatal haste, alas! the example take, And love the sin for the dear sinners sake. Juvenal.Transl. by Gifford, Sat. 14, Line 31.