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Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.

Jules Renard, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Cardinal Richelieu, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

La Rochefoucauld, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller, in Vice and Virtue and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man wrapped up in himself makes a pretty small package.

John Ruskin, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

Saint Augustine, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (734 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it.

Charles Schulz, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.

Seneca, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (353 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.

William Shakespeare, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

George Bernard Shaw, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (266 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well dance with it.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

George Bernard Shaw, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are never alone who are accompanied by noble thoughts.

Philip Sidney, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Socrates, in Vice and Virtue

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