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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Wickedness
 
A wicked companion invites us all to hell.  1
A wicked man’s gift has a touch of his master.  2
A wicked man is afraid of his own memory.  3
A wicked man is his own hell. (And his passions and lusts the fiends that torment him.)  4
He that has led a wicked life is afraid of his own memory.  5
He that rebuketh the wicked getteth a blot.  Bible.  6
He that worketh wickedness by another is wicked himself.  7
He who helps the wicked repents it before long.  Phædrus.  8
If you associate with the wicked you will become wicked yourself.  Menander.  9
Never wicked man was wise.  Homer.  10
No man was ever wicked without secret discontent.  Rambler.  11
The conversation of the wicked is a fountain of mischief.  Sri Lankan.  12
The majority are wicked.  Greek.  13
The success of the wicked entices many more.  Phædrus.  14
The sure way to wickedness is through wickedness.  Seneca.  15
The triumphing of the wicked is short.  Bible.  16
The wicked alone are active.  Burke.  17
The wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.  Bible.  18
The wicked ears are deaf to wisdom’s call.  Homer.  19
The wicked ever hate vice in others.  20
The wicked find it easier to unite for war, than for concord in peace.  Tacitus.  21
The wicked grow worse and good men better from troubles.  22
The wicked heart never fears God but when it thunders.  23
The wicked man lives to eat and drink, but the good eats and drinks to live.  Plutarch.  24
The wicked shun the light as the devil shuns the cross.  Dutch.  25
The wickedness of a few is the calamity of all.  Publius Syrus.  26
“There is no peace,” saith the Lord unto the wicked.  Bible.  27
To accuse the wicked and defend the wretched is an honor.  Cicero.  28
Wicked men cannot be friends, either among themselves or with the good.  Socrates.  29
Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work but be lazy and spend victuals.  Bacon.  30
Wickedness is its own greatest punishment.  Publius Syrus.  31
Wickedness proceeds from the wicked. (The oldest recorded proverb.)  Bible.  32
Wickedness with beauty is the devil’s hook baited.  33
Woe be to the wicked, and woe be to them that cleave to them and to their neighbors that live near them.  34
 
 
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