Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5. Compare: "Prosperum ac felix scelus/ Virtus vocatur" ("Successful and fortunate crime/ is called virtue"), Seneca, Herc. Furens, ii. 250.
Best fishing in troubled waters.John Harington
From your confessor, lawyer and physician,Hide not your case on no condition.John Harington