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Comment#  ·   Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm not afraid of work... I can even sleep beside it.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (170 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If everyone would sweep in front of their own door, the whole world would be clean.

Unknown, (Middle Eastern proverb), in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If only I could be respected without having to be respectable.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people talk negatively about you, live so that no one will believe them.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you treat a person as he is, he will remain as he is. If you treat him for what he could be, he will become what he could be.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is easier to point the finger than to offer a helping hand.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

John Dryden, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.

Georges Duhamel, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Socrates, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by A. Heyn

To forget is human, to forgive divine.

Marc Spierings, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1026 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (807 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The more debauched one becomes, the more one's fantasies revolve around chastity.

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything in moderation -- including moderation.

Harvey Steiman, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1091 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.

Stephen T. Steve, in Vice and Virtue and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

Jonathan Swift, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A mountain wears down a horse, anger wears down a man.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Ardyth M. Shaw

All the way to heaven is heaven.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

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