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Wickedness
 
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.
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  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.
  2
  All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman.
        Ecclesiasticus. XXV. 19.
  3
The world loves a spice of wickedness.
        Longfellow—Hyperion. Ch. VII. Bk. I.
  4
Destroy his fib, or sophistry—in vain!
The creature’s at his dirty work again.
        Pope—Prologue to the Satires. L. 91.
  5
  The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
        Proverbs. XXVIII. 1.
  6
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.
  7
Are you call’d forth from out a world of men,
To slay the innocent?
        Richard III. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 186.
  8
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.
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  ’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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