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Vice and Virtue

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Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

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

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

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.ag/mgrteolp  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Robert J. Hanlon, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/xjufzea6  ·   Fair (971 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/54eiupku  ·   Fair (395 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.

Laurie Anderson, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.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

The Art of Rhetoric (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/ctd7inn0  ·   Fair (637 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.

Louis Armstrong, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.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

Foundation (paperback)

Commenttiny.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

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

Truth fears no questions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

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

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

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/mldrjipn  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I'll walk carefully.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/wj0czhzk  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more you put into life, the less you will get.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/eljwsw1t  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

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

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/zcorimat  ·   Fair (200 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest ways of suffering, and the most comfortable ways of dying.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

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