The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
— from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
Oil on panel.
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
— James Baldwin, No Name in the Street, 1972
Photo credit: By Allan warren – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13293202
Domus di via San Rocchino, Brescia, Italy.
Photo credit: Stefano Bolognini