Vice and Virtue
161 aphorisms · 5 comments
Aphorisms in This Category
tiny.ag/tgkornhe · ★★☆☆ Fair (1100 ratings) · submitted 1997
Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Lazarus Long), in Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/yzqij6mr · ★★☆☆ 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 Vice and Virtue and Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/lhbjvuc3 · ★★☆☆ Fair (736 ratings) · submitted 1997
He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.
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.
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.
tiny.ag/zl0ikbnv · ★★☆☆ Fair (427 ratings) · submitted 1997
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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.
tiny.ag/9te2rxr1 · ★★☆☆ Fair (506 ratings) · submitted 1997
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
tiny.ag/9uv5rp2p · ★★☆☆ Fair (303 ratings) · submitted 1997
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.
tiny.ag/koyhdrgm · ★★☆☆ Fair (838 ratings) · submitted 1997
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric, in Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/ctd7inn0 · ★★☆☆ Fair (637 ratings) · submitted 1997
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.
tiny.ag/riquczeo · ★★☆☆ Fair (902 ratings) · submitted 1997
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Isaac Asimov, Foundation, in Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/xjufzea6 · ★★☆☆ Fair (971 ratings) · submitted 1997
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
tiny.ag/yvbktsoi · ★★☆☆ Fair (284 ratings) · submitted 1997
It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
tiny.ag/krxruwjx · ★★☆☆ Fair (1238 ratings) · submitted 1999
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Mark Twain, Following the Equator, in Happiness and Misery and Vice and Virtue
tiny.ag/xuteqz61 · ★★☆☆ Fair (328 ratings) · submitted 1997
Always do right -- this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
tiny.ag/mltkwzme · ★★☆☆ Fair (333 ratings) · submitted 1997
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
tiny.ag/mbwozhf6 · ★★☆☆ Fair (191 ratings) · submitted 1997
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
tiny.ag/2p8s4z0u · ★★☆☆ Fair (380 ratings) · submitted 1997
Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.