Vice and Virtue
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Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
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.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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.
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect -- and no more of it than we had earned.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.
Pardo's First Postulate: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.