„Heaven is always ready to shut its eyes to our sins when they are not committed before the eyes of the world, and when the lack of witnesses makes it impossible to bring the charge home to us.“

Il cielo chiude volentieri gli occhi a nostri difetti, quando non son fatti avanti gli occhi del mondo, e quando per mancanza di testimoni non possa compire perfettamente il processo contra di noi.
Il Don Pilone (1711), Act III., Sc. V. — (Don Pilone.)
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 312.

Originale

Il cielo chiude volentieri gli occhi a nostri difetti, quando non son fatti avanti gli occhi del mondo, e quando per mancanza di testimoni non possa compire perfettamente il processo contra di noi.

atto III, scena V
Il Don Pilone
Origine: Citato in Harbottle, p. 312.

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