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Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I drink to make other people interesting.

George Jean Nathan, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

Robert Orben, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

On the whole, human beings want to be good -- but not too good and not quite all the time.

George Orwell, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

That woman speaks eight languages and can't say "no" in any of them.

Dorothy Parker, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson, in Vice and Virtue and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Garrison Keillor, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.

Murray Kempton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The time is always right to do what is right

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.

Midori Koto, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like walking through snow: every step shows.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

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