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Comment#  ·   Fair (1119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

Brian J. Dent, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

Saint Augustine, 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 (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will answer anything I can with honor, but not about others.

John Brown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (435 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

Robert Byrne, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

Albert Camus, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Marva Collins, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1.247, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (506 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1042 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

In adultery, there is usually tenderness and self-sacrifice; in murder, courage; in profanation and blasphemy, a certain satanic splendour. Judas elected those offences unvisited by any virtues: abuse of confidence and informing.

Jorge Luis Borges, "Three Versions of Judas", in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

James Branch Cabell, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect -- and no more of it than we had earned.

Jane Haddam, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pardo's First Postulate: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (268 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who claim they don't let little things bother them have never slept in a room with a single mosquito.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Resisting temptation is easier when you think you'll probably get another chance later on.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

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