Edgar Allan Poe Quote

Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of "respectability" in good earnest. On the other hand, accuse an honorable man, too petinaciously, of being a villain, and you fill him with a perverse ambition to show you that you are not altogether in the wrong.


The Works of... E.A.P. (ed. 1856)

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Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of respectability in good...

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Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of respectability in good...

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Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of respectability in good...

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Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of respectability in good...