Vice and Virtue
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That woman speaks eight languages and can't say "no" in any of them.
On the whole, human beings want to be good -- but not too good and not quite all the time.
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.
The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.
Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.