Vice and Virtue
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It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
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.
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.
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
If everyone would sweep in front of their own door, the whole world would be clean.
If people talk negatively about you, live so that no one will believe them.
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.
Bacchus: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.