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Comment#  ·   Fair (407 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no bad in good.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want what I want when I want it!

Roy Horton, (at age six), in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (347 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares.

Elbert Hubbard, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, in Science and Religion and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bacchus: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

W. C. Fields, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (490 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

John Andrew Holmes, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Humility is the first of the virtues -- for other people.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (173 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (420 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Son House

If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.

Havelock Ellis, (from biographer's notes), in Food and Drink and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A mountain wears down a horse, anger wears down a man.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Ardyth M. Shaw

All the way to heaven is heaven.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The superfluous is very necessary.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people are sympathetic; others are just pathetic.

Peter Wastholm, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh, in Vice and Virtue

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