It is the honest lies we tell statements factually correct and essentially deceiving which debauch our manhood and stunt our growth.
A man, indeed, is not genteel when he gets drunk; but most vicesmay be committed verygenteelly: a manmay debauch his friend's wife genteelly: he may cheat at cardsgenteelly.james boswell
Lenin was right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning theexisting basisofsociety thanto debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces ofeconomic lawontheside ofdestruction, and doesit in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
So, when my Days of Impotence approach, And I’m by Pox and Wine’s unlucky chance Driv'n from the pleasing Billows of debauch On the dull Shore of lazy Temperance; My Pains at least some Respite shall afford While I behold the Battles you maintain When Fleets of Glasses sail about the Board, From whose Broad-sides Volleys of Wit shall rain.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester