"Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised."
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François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
(1613-1680) French author
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 -- Ida Snow, Halifax      
(sometimes) We're from the government and we're here to help - comes to mind.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Another masterpiece from the Age of Reason. Scholars are finally realizing the brilliance of 17th c. thinkers.
     -- James Wermuth, Newport, RI     
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    But I'm so charitable with your money... so shut up and OBEY.
     -- Matthew, People's Republik of Kalifornia     
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    Particularly in a monarchical, dictatorial, totalitarian or ecclesiastical society in which 'obedience' and 'service' are considered virtues. When appearances are more important than substance, vices become 'virtuous.' A good slave is considered virtuous. Any devotee of the Crown is considered honorable. Any selfless servant to the State is rewarded. When servitude is compulsory, dissenters are punished. Those that stay in their place are 'good,' those that don't are 'bad.' Ah what a virtuous people we are. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer, you were on one today, great comment.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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