Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.
The Talmud in Wikipedia
This is a huge turn-around, and very much a shock and a surprise.
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
(January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941)
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw