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Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Garrison Keillor, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.

Murray Kempton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The time is always right to do what is right

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.

Midori Koto, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like walking through snow: every step shows.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (810 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay, History of England, I, in Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

Dean Martin, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.

Molière, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

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