The reason why fools and knaves thrive better in the world than wiser and honester men is because they are nearer to the general temper of mankind, which is nothing but a mixture of cheat and folly.
reason, fools, knaves, thrive, better, world, wiser, men, nearer
I thank God, I am as honest as any man living, that is an old man, and no honester than I.
thank, God, honest, man, living, old
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