Vice and Virtue
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If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when it is thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect -- and no more of it than we had earned.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.
The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.