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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/iah742zs  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/tqbfx5vp  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zo3ef1r2  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people are sympathetic; others are just pathetic.

Peter Wastholm, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/wpd94fsg  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The superfluous is very necessary.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/v7xs8s9o  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zrxpvvz6  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/4izcdfw7  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Gore Vidal, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/8v5ai4cz  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.

Kara Vichko, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/j8lj2pgz  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Sir John Vanbrugh, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/q2py4esl  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain, in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mbwozhf6  ·   Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/qnvx9otp  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/17uoj5hx  ·   Fair (356 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/bungm82p  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Henry David Thoreau, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/iufy8ewr  ·   Fair (739 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/xuteqz61  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always do right -- this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mltkwzme  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/krxruwjx  ·   Fair (1238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Following the Equator (paperback)

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator, in Happiness and Misery and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/uj7gzt1i  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

Jonathan Swift, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/2p8s4z0u  ·   Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.

Mark Twain, in Vice and Virtue