Villainy that is vigilant will be an overmatch for virtue, if she slumber at her post.
Villainy, when detected, never gives up, but boldly adds impudence to imposture.
It is the masterpiece of villainy to smoothe the brow, and so outface suspicion.
The most stormy ebullitions of passion, from blasphemy to murder, are less terrific than one single act of cool villainy; a still rabies is more dangerous than the paroxysms of a fever. Fear the boisterous savage of passion less than the sedately grinning villain.
One murder made the villain; millions the hero.—Princes were privileged to kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
The evil you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.