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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/tymlwb79  ·   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

tiny.ag/qeydmvyx  ·   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

tiny.ag/p3i4etjg  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

W. C. Fields, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/koyyze4o  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Marva Collins, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/a05b6vef  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/pcf4akr5  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1.247, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/tmupilkz  ·   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

tiny.ag/d5uig8oy  ·   Fair (1187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Son House

If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.

Havelock Ellis, (from biographer's notes), in Food and Drink and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/fufp6yke  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/6qdfb14w  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/iqolobqc  ·   Fair (435 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

Robert Byrne, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/k4hosucr  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

Albert Camus, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/hifvkpkc  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Larson, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/3klonk4i  ·   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

tiny.ag/bpu9tj3d  ·   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

tiny.ag/rdqgrf59  ·   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

tiny.ag/x2tnoops  ·   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

tiny.ag/pu94ynqw  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

Dean Martin, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/l4pyn7j8  ·   Fair (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will answer anything I can with honor, but not about others.

John Brown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/t2fxueny  ·   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