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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/mgrteolp  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Robert J. Hanlon, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zo3ef1r2  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people are sympathetic; others are just pathetic.

Peter Wastholm, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/tqbfx5vp  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zk2aryim  ·   Fair (122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no bad in good.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/j8lj2pgz  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Sir John Vanbrugh, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/8v5ai4cz  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.

Kara Vichko, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/4izcdfw7  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Gore Vidal, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zrxpvvz6  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/v7xs8s9o  ·   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

tiny.ag/wpd94fsg  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The superfluous is very necessary.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/wgf7zuea  ·   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

tiny.ag/dccyeyhv  ·   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

tiny.ag/uitd5jhz  ·   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

tiny.ag/l5snrywf  ·   Fair (407 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/0y72zrbp  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.

Georges Duhamel, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/igqpdgvh  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

John Dryden, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mltkwzme  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/krxruwjx  ·   Fair (1238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Following the Equator (paperback)

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator, in Happiness and Misery and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/2p8s4z0u  ·   Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/17uoj5hx  ·   Fair (356 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation