Quotation Explorer - 'Scoundrel'

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson
I've always thought respectable people scoundrels, and I look anxiously at my face every morning for signs of my becoming a scoundrel. - Bertrand Russell
Anybody who thinks of going to bed before 12 o'clock is a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. - George Bernard Shaw
A scoundrel will forever be a scoundrel, no matter which coat he wears. - Laura Moncur
A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel. - José Martí
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king. - Bob Dylan
A gentleman would have announced himself! I told him, pressing against the side of the tub. And a scoundrel would have joined you.-- Kit Marlowe to the witch Gillian (shortly before joining her in the tub!) - Karen Chance
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel. - Heywood Broun
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