Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
W. Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale

2 comments:

Juliana said...

Hee - love Maugham. I would think dishonesty would be a full time job as well...

Odious said...

Which is why I've always preferred sloth and gluttony: hobbies rather than careers.