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Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville, was a Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist.
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