Vice and Virtue
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Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.
He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.
'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.