Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Calm, thinking villains, whom no faith could fix,
Of crooked counsels and dark politics.
Pope—Temple of Fame. L. 410.

O villainy! Ho! let the door be lock’d;
Treachery! seek it out.
Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 322.

And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol’n out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 336.

Villain and he be many miles asunder.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 82.

The learned pate
Ducks to the golden fool: all is oblique;
There’s nothing level in our cursed natures,
But direct villainy.
Timon of Athens. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 17.