Vice and Virtue
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The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when it is thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
I'm not afraid of work... I can even sleep beside it.
Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.
I am so evil that heaven won't take me and hell is afraid I'll take over.
I'd like to meet the man who invented sex and see what he's working on now.
If people talk negatively about you, live so that no one will believe them.
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 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.
A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.