“The wit of cheats, the courage of a whore,
Are what ten thousand envy and adore.
All, all look up, with reverential awe,
at crimes that ‘scape, or triumph o’er the Law,
while truth, worth, wisdom, daily they decry-
‘Nothing is sacred now but Villainy.’”
- Alexander Pope, “Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I”