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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/tusapfzm  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/vjcm5iep  ·   Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson, in Vice and Virtue and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ygwiuhmq  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drugs are reality's legal loopholes.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/dlbjkpva  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/e2igybvl  ·   Fair (1042 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

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.

Jorge Luis Borges, "Three Versions of Judas", in Vice and Virtue

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/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/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

tiny.ag/9uv5rp2p  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/yvbktsoi  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/7u0qrtca  ·   Fair (1385 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Sugar

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/38uw2bmm  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.

Joseph Addison, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/0ctojvkr  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect -- and no more of it than we had earned.

Jane Haddam, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/wobuqdw1  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zeuc9zpa  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While having never invented a sin, I'm trying to perfect several.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ubdtlbzz  ·   Fair (1019 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/6ct2p1fh  ·   Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth fears no questions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/vdvrew4w  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pardo's First Postulate: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/tsgrsoaf  ·   Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue