Upon the whole
we must not judge of one another by their best actions; since the worst men do
some good, and all men make fine professions: but we must judge of men by the
whole of their conduct, and the effects of it. Thorough honesty requires great
and long proof, since many a man, long thought honest, has at length proved a
knave. And it is judging without proof, or false proof, that mankind continue
unhappy. - Benjamin Franklin.