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Comment#  ·   Fair (490 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1039 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (900 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.

Arnold H. Glasgow, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (3392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (899 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.

Haldane, in Health and Disease and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (736 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.

Lord Halifax, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

W. C. Fields, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

Marva Collins, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1.247, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Son House

If I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I'd drink all the time.

Havelock Ellis, (from biographer's notes), in Food and Drink and 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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Gore Vidal, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The superfluous is very necessary.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

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