Vice and Virtue
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'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
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.