Wikiquote:Quote of the day/January 29, 2019

Thomas Paine by Matthew Pratt, 1785-95.jpg  
It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.
~ Thomas Paine ~