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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1976
AUTHOR: Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
QUOTATION: And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS PAINE, letter to George Washington, July 30, 1796.—The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p. 252 (1895).
SUBJECTS: Washington, George (1732–1799)