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Comment#  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (971 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (427 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (490 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

Brian J. Dent, 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 (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.

Joseph Addison, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (838 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle, Rhetoric, in Vice and Virtue

The Art of Rhetoric (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (637 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.

Louis Armstrong, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation, in Vice and Virtue

Foundation (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Marva Collins, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth fears no questions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1019 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

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