Vice and Virtue
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The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.
Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.