No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do.
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
Religion is all-too-often a refuge for scoundrels.
The First Amendment applies to rogues and scoundrels. You don't lose your First Amendment rights because of a sleazy personality, or even for having committed a crime. Felons in jail are protected by the First Amendment.
'A Rogue by Any Other Name' is the first book in the 'Rules of Scoundrels' series, centered on a legendary pre-Victorian casino and her four scandalous aristocratic owners.
I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
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