Vice and Virtue
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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.
All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares.
I want what I want when I want it!
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.