"Now, prince, what do you think?—are there not far more thieves than honest men in this world? Don't you think we may say there does not exist a single person so honest that he has never stolen anything whatever in his life?" [said Ferdishenko.]
"What a silly idea," said the actress. "Of course it is not the case. I have never stolen anything, for one."
"H'm! very well, Daria Alexeyevna; you have not stolen anything—agreed. But how about the prince, now—look how he is blushing!"
"I think you are partially right, but you exaggerate," said the prince, who had certainly blushed up, of a sudden, for some reason or other. […]
"Immediately, immediately! But if even the prince admits it, for I maintain that what the prince has said is tantamount to an admission, would someone else say (naming no names) if he ever wanted to tell the truth?" (1.14.1-6)