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Vice and Virtue

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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

Comment#  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (810 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay, History of England, I, in Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (1039 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (900 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.

Arnold H. Glasgow, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (3392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (899 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.

Haldane, in Health and Disease and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (736 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.

Lord Halifax, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Lazarus Long), in Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

John Andrew Holmes, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Humility is the first of the virtues -- for other people.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.

Doug Horton, in Vice and Virtue

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