Vice and Virtue
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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares.
I want what I want when I want it!