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Comment#  ·   Fair (838 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle, Rhetoric, in Vice and Virtue

The Art of Rhetoric (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (637 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.

Louis Armstrong, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation, in Vice and Virtue

Foundation (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (971 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.

Murray Kempton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The time is always right to do what is right

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.

Midori Koto, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like walking through snow: every step shows.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.

Joseph Addison, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Garrison Keillor, in Vice and Virtue

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