I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.
As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.
John Gay (1685-1732) English poet and dramatist.
When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.