The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, economist, historian, empiricist
The Natural History of Religion, ch. 10 “With Regard to Courage or Abasement” (1757)
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Hume actually calls this "the vulgar observation," an English translation of the well-known Latin phrase corruptio optimi pessima.
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