Vice and Virtue
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Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well dance with it.
A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.