Vice and Virtue
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He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.
I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.
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.
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.