Vice and Virtue
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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.
Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
In adultery, there is usually tenderness and self-sacrifice; in murder, courage; in profanation and blasphemy, a certain satanic splendour. Judas elected those offences unvisited by any virtues: abuse of confidence and informing.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.
I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.
If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!