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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/6y7nwgkt  ·   Fair (1119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

Brian J. Dent, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ahgswdqq  ·   Fair (1091 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.

Stephen T. Steve, in Vice and Virtue and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/tsfy8mui  ·   Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/fm3etwy0  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are never alone who are accompanied by noble thoughts.

Philip Sidney, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/qed4rpux  ·   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

tiny.ag/xo2lhomi  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by A. Heyn

To forget is human, to forgive divine.

Marc Spierings, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ckjtcepm  ·   Fair (1026 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ytxzhxw1  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything in moderation -- including moderation.

Harvey Steiman, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zllwc8ka  ·   Fair (807 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The more debauched one becomes, the more one's fantasies revolve around chastity.

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/pcf4akr5  ·   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

tiny.ag/a05b6vef  ·   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

tiny.ag/koyyze4o  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Marva Collins, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/fufp6yke  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/6qdfb14w  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/iqolobqc  ·   Fair (435 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

Robert Byrne, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/k4hosucr  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

Albert Camus, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zl0ikbnv  ·   Fair (427 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue and War and Peace

tiny.ag/ubsgpw2q  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

James Branch Cabell, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ca72ttqk  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when it is thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/9te2rxr1  ·   Fair (506 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue